Here's What Donald Trump Said About Hillary Clinton That Made a Room Full of Catholics Boo
The 2016 election has been described as a joke, which makes this all the more fitting. Just a day after Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump battled it out at the final presidential debate, the two met again on Thursday to roast each other at the Al Smith Dinner in New York.
Trump went first and received a chorus of boos throughout his speech for taking rough digs at Clinton. Typically, the traditional event is a time for lighthearted jabs and self-deprecation from the presidential rivals. He called her corrupt and took a shot at the recent WikiLeaks email dump, saying that she knew the jokes ahead of time, she didn't like Catholics, and she was deceiving the public with her fake persona. "Here she is tonight in public pretending not to hate Catholics — as some of you haven't noticed, if Hillary isn't laughing as much as the rest of us, that's because she knows the jokes."
The "corrupt" comments came when he said, "Hillary is so corrupt, she got kicked off the Watergate commission. How corrupt do you have to be?"
Here are some other notable quotes:
Speaking about Rosie O'Donnell: "Last night, I called Hillary a nasty woman. This stuff is all relative. After listening to Hillary rattle on and on and on, I don't think so badly about Rosie O'Donnell anymore. In fact, I'm actually starting to like Rosie a lot."
One of his few self-deprecating jokes: "Some thought it would be tough for me, but the truth is I'm a modest person. Many people tell me modesty is perhaps my best quality — even better than my temperament."
About the media rigging the election: "I got to meet the people working so hard to get her elected. There they are — the heads of NBC, CBS, ABC, The New York Times, The Washington Post. They're working overtime."
One of his most memorable lines was about Melania's Trump's infamous RNC speech: "The media is biased. Proof? Michelle Obama gives a speech and everyone loves it. My wife Melania gives the exact same speech and people get on her case. And I don't get it. I don't know why. And it wasn't her fault . . . I'm in trouble when I go home tonight. She didn't know about that one."
Clinton was more civil but also threw shade at Trump, making fun of how he talks about women and how he keeps claiming the election is rigged.
Her self-deprecating jokes:
"Usually I charge a lot for speeches like this."
"I understand I'm not known for my sense of humor. That's why it took a village to write these jokes."
"People say I'm boring — in fact, I'm the life of every party I attend. And I've been to three."
"Getting through these three debates with Donald has to count as a miracle."
"Donald, feel free to stand up and shout, 'Wrong!' while I'm talking."
"Donald, after listening to your speech, I will also enjoy listening to Mike Pence deny that you ever gave it."
"This dinner is always a treat. And remember, if you're not happy with the way it comes out, it must be rigged."
"Donald looks at the Statue of Liberty and sees a four. Maybe a five if she loses the torch and tablet and changes her hair."
"Every year, this dinner brings together sensible, committed, mainstream Republicans — or as we like to call them, Hillary supporters."
"Donald wanted me drug tested before last night's debate. I'm flattered he thought I used some sort of performance enhancer. Actually, I did — it's called preparation."
"Donald is really as healthy as a horse — you know, the one Vladimir Putin runs around on."
The annual fundraiser benefits the Catholic Archdiocese of New York and traditionally features the presidential candidates poking fun at themselves and each other. (Check out President Obama and Mitt Romney's roasts in 2012.) This year's event was hosted by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, who sat between the two candidates in what has to be one of the most awkward dinners ever. Melania Trump sat on the other side of her husband, but Bill Clinton was noticeably absent — wonder why.