Trump Bombs At Al Smith Dinner, Gets Booed By Priests
Rick Chandler 12:39 am, October 21st, 2016
For those who thought that Donald Trump couldn't top his anemic debate performances, well, how do you get booed off the stage at a religious charity dinner?
Trump found a way, once again snatching defeat from the hungry mouth of victory (in Airplane! parlance, he had the fish for dinner), in his speech at the Al Smith dinner tonight at the Waldorf Astoria in New York.
The dinner, a political tradition since 1940, is supposed to be a light roast where the candidates poke gentle fun at each other, to diffuse the rough-and-tumble of the actual campaign. Only Trump abandoned the script midway through his remarks.
He started strong, unreeling a couple of good jokes. Example: "Everybody praises Michelle Obama for her great speech. But Melania gives the exact same speech, and gets heat for it. I don't understand."
But things quickly went south, as Trump somehow slid into a series of ugly remarks aimed at Hillary Clinton without attempting to drape them in humor. Just look below:
Why did Trump do it? It's my theory that he knows he's trapped in a lost cause, and this was one last chance to take a couple of shots at his hated opponent in front of a national audience. "To the last, I grapple with thee; From Hell's heart, I stab at thee ..."