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Cardinal Timothy Dolan, center, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, left, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, right, stand during the invocation at the 71st Annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Donald Trump got booed at the Al Smith Dinner for some nasty digs at Hillary Clinton


UPDATE: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump didn't shake hands, just like the last two debates and the presidential candidates smiled but ignored one another. They did shake hands at the conclusion of the dinner.

Traditionally the white-tie gala is a time when campaign hostilities are set aside, but neither provided any kind remarks about one another.

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton traded sharp barbs and brutal takedowns the night after their final debate. Trump even joked about his "nasty woman" remark from last night's debate.   

Trump, who had drawn big laughs earlier in the speech, appeared to lose the room as he repeatedly dug in with caustic swipes at Clinton, drawing rare boos at a charity event meant to raise money for impoverished children throughout New York.  

Trump said: "Hillary is so corrupt she got kicked off the Watergate Commission. How corrupt do you have to be to get kicked off the Watergate Commission? Pretty corrupt," he said to loud boos and at least one call demanding he should get off the stage.


Donald looks at the Statue of Liberty and sees a 4, maybe a 5 if she loses the torch and tablet and changes her hair.
Hillary Clinton

Clinton also veered into personal digs, making one joke in which she said the Statue of Liberty, for most Americans, represents a symbol of hope for immigrants.

Trump and Clinton sat one seat apart for the evening, with New York's Cardinal Timothy Dolan acting as the only buffer. Dolan later called his seat "the iciest place on the planet."

Clinton, meanwhile, was more self-deprecating than Trump, joking that she's taken a break from her "usual nap schedule" to attend and suggesting that the audience should be pleased she's not charging her usual fee for speaking in front of potential donors.


But she also got in some digs at Trump, a few of which drew scattered jeers. Clinton said she understood why Trump was leery of teleprompters because they can be difficult to follow and "I'm sure it's even harder when you're translating from the original Russian." 

 The Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner is held the third Thursday of every October and the last time presidential candidates share a stage. 


Last night was the last time Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will formally debate each other during this election cycle.

However, both presidential candidates are back together again tonight to speak at the Al Smith Dinner in New York, a high-society fundraiser that supports Catholic Charities where presidential candidates poke fun at themselves and each other. 

President Obama and Mitt Romney kept things civil during the last election cycle. 

But it remains to be seen if Trump and Clinton can keep it civil. 

Raw Video: See Mitt Romney's full Al Smith dinner speech

WATCH  | Mitt Romney speaks at the Al Smith Dinner in 2012. 

Raw Video: Watch President Obama's Al Smith dinner speech

WATCH  | Barack Obama speaks at the Al Smith Dinner in 2012. 

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