Trump Bombs At Al Smith Dinner, Gets Booed By Priests
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:
Here's video of Trump getting booed down during his set at the Al Smith Dinner pic.twitter.com/025zgItcfy
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) October 21, 2016
— NastyGirlsReallyRule (@girlsreallyrule) October 21, 2016
Donald Trump is like if Rodney Dangerfield's character in CADDYSHACK was written by Uwe Boll.
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) October 21, 2016
When it was Clinton's turn, she lowered the boom.
I don't care who you are voting for, this line about Trump rating the Statue of Liberty a 4 is hilarious. https://t.co/7enDuw9hyT
— Dan Abrams (@danabrams) October 21, 2016
Clinton: "It's amazing I'm up here after Donald. I didn't think he'd be OK with a peaceful transition of power" https://t.co/XpzZlb13QP
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) October 21, 2016
— Fox News (@FoxNews) October 21, 2016
"Here's another similarity: the Republican National Committee isn't spending a dime to help either one of us." HRC at #AlSmithDinner
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) October 21, 2016
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 ..."
Rudy was not amused.
— Frank Pallotta (@frankpallotta) October 21, 2016
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