Donald Trump vs Hillary Clinton roast each other at the 2016 Al Smith Dinner – 2 videos

Donald Trump Roasts Hillary Clinton At 2016 Al Smith Dinner

Published on Oct 20, 2016

After earning hearty laughs for many of his early jokes at the annual Al Smith dinner, Donald Trump appeared to lose the crowd as he crossed the line from jokes to deeply personal insults aimed at rival Hillary Clinton. Trump was repeatedly booed when he described Clinton as corrupt and latched onto information contained in hacked emails from her staff. That included a hit on Clinton for “pretending” not to hate Catholics as she sits at a Catholic charity event.

Hillary Clinton Roasts Donald Trump At The Al Smith Charity Dinner

Published on Oct 20, 2016

A night after the third and final presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the two candidates appeared at the Al Smith Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City to raise funds for Roman Catholic charities. These are Hillary’s jokes.

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  • Clyde Duncan  On October 23, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    Hillary Clinton Comes Across More Presidential on the Dias …. A Giant!

    Donald Trump was told that he needed to tell some deprecating jokes about himself; instead he invoked the names and stature of two women to take the brunt of his jokes – although, I must admit it was the best of the night. Michelle Obama making a speech and Melania Trump relating the same speech ….

    Michelle Obama’s husband, the President of the USA, said Donald Trump must stop whining – instead this man-child, Donald, chose to whine about the media – and how loud, out-of-tune and unfair, they are to him.

    On CNN, Melania, standing-by-her-man, Instead attributed her husband’s lewd comments to “boys’ talk”.

    “Sometimes I say I have two boys at home. I have my young son and I have my husband,” she said, at which point she was reminded by the CNN reporter that her husband was 59 at the time he made the comments about grabbing women’s genitals to Billy Bush in 2005.

    To clarify — she is trying to convince people that her husband has the makings of a president of the USA by openly referring to him as a child – interesting.

    Convinced, anyone?

    – Not me, neither.

    Karen Brady – The Sun [UK]

  • Clyde Duncan  On October 23, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    Donald Trump is a Crude, Mean, Boor ….

    Donald Trump has gone through his adult life with a chip on his shoulder. He could never be the self-made man his father, Fred Trump, was. Manhattan elites would never really respect the guy from Queens, let alone treat him as one of their own.

    He was too loud, too crude, too classless. We have seen that mind-set play out time and again in the campaign, as Trump acts like a petulant man-child, a victim in a system that never lets him win.

    That’s surely the feeling you got from his appearance at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner on Thursday night. The Post reported:

    Speaking first at the Al Smith dinner in New York City on Thursday night — a dinner that benefits Catholic charities — Donald Trump took the opportunity to unleash a torrent of very-not-lighthearted jokes about Hillary Clinton. Many of them didn’t even seem intended to evoke laughs so much as controversy. They were the kind of thing you’d expect at a Trump rally, in fact.

    They ranged from Clinton hating Catholics to Clinton being corrupt to the Clinton Foundation’s alleged misdeeds in its relief efforts in Haiti.

    Trump got booed. At the Al Smith dinner. (That’s like a kid getting booed in a school play.)

    Clinton wasn’t all that funny, but she understood what the evening was all about. She knows how to behave in polite company. Trump on Thursday didn’t or couldn’t control himself and apparently couldn’t find anyone willing to write good jokes for him.

    Had he shown up in swim trunks and a bathrobe at the white-tie affair, he could not have seemed more out of place. How different is that from the campaign trail — where he is ignorant of things small and large, channels anger but engenders little affection and lacks any self-awareness?

    Clinton landed a few good lines with an especially timely zinger about his submissiveness to the Russian president, remarking that Trump was “as healthy as a horse — you know, the one Vladimir Putin rides around on.”

    (On Thursday came more evidence, as if any was needed, that it was the Russians who hacked Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s emails, prompting foreign policy adviser Jake Sullivan to denounce Trump’s toadying:

    “There is no longer any doubt that Putin is trying to help Donald Trump by weaponizing WikiLeaks. Despite all the evidence, including the conclusions of the USA intelligence community, Donald Trump went on the debate stage and acted as Putin’s puppet, defending Russia and refusing to admit and condemn the Kremlin’s actions.”)

    But as in the debate, Clinton won points simply by showing up at the dinner and not being awful.

    Her best line skewering Trump may have come in the debate, when she chided Trump for using foundation money to buy a six-foot painting of himself. “I mean, who does that?!?” she exclaimed with the right mix of incredulity and disgust.

    Her most effective lines were her serious ones, invoking the spirit of Al Smith, which wound up sounding like criticism of Trump. (She invited the audience to consider “how far we have come” from the days of anti-Catholic bigotry heaped on Smith. She continued on that “fears of division can cause us to treat each other as ‘the other,’ ” which in turn “makes it harder for us to see each other and listen to each other.”

    Perhaps in a pointed dig at the man who never saw a building he didn’t want to put his name on, she went on gently reminding us that “our greatest monument on this earth won’t be what we build, but the lives we touch.”

    In other words, Trump is no Al Smith. Trump, just as he was Thursday night, for the past 18 months and for his entire 70 years, cannot help but remind us that he is a crude, mean boor. And he always will be.

    Jennifer Rubin writes the Right Turn blog for The Washington Post, offering reported opinion from a conservative perspective.

  • Clyde Duncan  On October 24, 2016 at 7:01 am

    The Alfred Smith Dinner Reveals How Bizarre USA Elections Has Become
    – Grace Dent – The Independent – UK

    As a casual onlooker to the USA elections, the final twelve weeks of Clinton vs Trump, with particular reference to last night’s joke-filled Al Smith dinner, have reminded me a lot of the 1987 Arnold Schwarzenegger blockbuster The Running Man.

    The gist of this fantastic yet awful post-dystopian movie set in eerie future – in actual fact 2017 – is that contestants are chased, hunted and tormented to their deaths on live TV in a gladiatorial death match watched by a baying primetime audience.

    Man is inhumane, it seems to say, and we are specifically vile if riled up and given a scapegoat. And these last few weeks of campaigning have had an oddly inhumane feel to them.

    Let’s be honest, if either one of this not exactly youthful pair had suffered a stress-related stoke and died during the debates it would have been hideous. Sure. But also terribly exciting. “Donald is very worried about my health,” wise-cracked Hillary last night, “He sent a car for me tonight”, “Actually, it was a hearse.”

    But on balance, it may have been more compassionate to scrap Wednesday’s Las Vegas debate followed by last night’s Al Smith laugh-in and instead, like on The Running Man, hire a psychotic Japanese ice hockey player to chase contenders from the Bellagio Hotel to the Grand Canyon on skates vowing to “slice his enemies limb from limb into quivering, bloody sushi.” I told you The Running Man was fantastically awful. And this is one of the more subtle plot points.

    But it is only slightly weirder than asking Clinton and Trump to bicker viciously on Tuesday over who needs to be jailed and who is a sexual predator, followed by an annual Catholic fundraiser dinner for needy children, where they’d be expected to deliver a tight, Edinburgh Fringe-worthy ten minute set of perfectly judged witty but brutal one-liners.

    Think of a Comedy Central Roast where speakers queue to put Charlie Sheen in his place via the power of banter, except with the next leader of the free world.

    “This is such a special event that I took a break from my rigorous nap schedule,” joked Hillary referring to the widely circulated rumours that she is pretty much a cadaver held aloft with adrenalin shots.

    “Michelle Obama gives a speech, and everyone loves it. It’s fantastic” laughs Donald, “They think she is absolutely great. My wife, Melania, gives the exact same speech and people get on her case.” This joke is about the laughing stock his wife has become. If it is painful, he certainly doesn’t show it.

    “Donald really is as healthy as a horse – you know, the one that Vladimir Putin rides around on!” chirps Clinton.

    “Hillary accidentally bumped into me,” jokes Trump, and she very civilly said: “Pardon me. And I very politely replied: ‘Let me talk to you about that after I get into office’.”

    Trump’s going to put her in prison you see! Hillary laughed riotously at his zinger. By God, I bet she would have rather been at home. Loose fitting pyjama bottoms, macaroni cheese on a tray and full access to the Ti-Vo.

    Not to be out-done Host Alfred Smith IV made light of “pussy-grabbing” Trump, King of the “locker room” chat. “I have no doubt that our guests tonight are up to the task. In fact before the dinner started, Donald went up to Hillary and asked her how she was doing. She replied: ‘I’m fine. Now get out of the ladies’ dressing room’.”

    For what it’s worth, my favourite joke of the night was a gentle, self-deprecating one that could easily have been by Les Dawson or even Alan Bennett, “People say, and I hear them,” Clinton said, “that I’m boring compared to Donald, but I’m not boring at all. In fact, I am the life of every party I attended, and I have been to three.”

    Hillary said what we all wanted to hear: The election could not come quick enough. We all need a holiday and we’re the only ones watching.

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