8 Best Lines From Boo-Filled Clinton, Trump Dinner

The GOP candidate was booed at Catholic charity gala
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 21, 2016 2:02 AM CDT
Updated Oct 21, 2016 6:05 AM CDT
Clinton, Trump Exchange Barbs at NYC Dinner
Trump shakes hands with Clinton during the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation dinner on Thursday in New York.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

A day after Wednesday night's bad-tempered debate, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump sat just one seat apart from each other at a New York City charity dinner. They were on either side of Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, at the 71st Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, an annual fundraiser for Catholic charities where candidates usually exchange good-natured insults in election years. There was a sharper edge at the Waldorf Astoria gala this year, and Trump was booed and jeered for some of his harsher remarks about Clinton, the New York Times reports. Some of the best lines, per ABC News, the AP, and the New York Daily News:


  • "The media is even more biased this year than ever before. You want the proof? Michelle Obama gives a speech, and everyone loves it. It's fantastic. They think she is absolutely fantastic. My wife, Melania, gives the exact same speech and people get on her case."
  • "Just before taking the dais, Hillary accidentally bumped into me and she very civilly said, 'Pardon me.' And I very politely replied, 'Let me talk to you about that after I get into office.'"
  • "Last night, I called Hillary 'a nasty woman.' But this stuff is all relative. After listening to Hillary rattle on and on and on, I don't think so badly of Rosie O'Donnell anymore."


  • "It's amazing that I'm up here after Donald. I didn't think he'd be OK with a peaceful transition of power."
  • "Maybe you saw Donald dismantle his teleprompter the other day. I get that. They're hard to keep up with, and I'm sure it's even harder when you're translating from the original Russian."
  • "This dinner brings together a collection of sensible, committed, mainstream Republicans, or, as we now call them: Hillary supporters."
  • "People look at the Statue of Liberty and they see a proud symbol of our history as a nation of immigrants, a beacon of hope for people around the world. 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."
  • "I have deep respect for people like Kellyanne Conway. She's working day and night for Donald, and because she's a contractor, he's probably not even going to pay her."
(At the 2012 Al Smith dinner, Obama and Mitt Romney both had Joe Biden jokes.)

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