Trump and Clinton took a break from slinging mud at each other to attend the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation charity dinner in Manhattan on Thursday. The two presidential candidates had the opportunity to make speeches at the charity event that supports the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, and they used those speeches to continue to sling mud at each other. Naturally.
The annual dinner traditionally invites both presidential candidates to make speeches during election years. When it came time for Donald to make his speech, things started out pretty okay. He had a few funny jokes, got a few laughs from the crowd, and for a moment, even appeared human. However, in the later half of his speech, Donald's jabs seemed to get lower and lower, and it spiraled out into a barrage of insults that were, dare I say it, more "nasty" than funny.
Trump was booed throughout the speech for making jokes ("jokes?") about Clinton "hating Catholics," Wikileaks, and, surprise surprise—her emails. Clinton laughed on, perhaps a little too hard, in what may have been an effort to show that she is totally ~chill~ and could take the ribbing like a pro.
To be fair, the speech was written by at least a few writers, and not The Donald himself. It seemed like Trump didn't even read the speech before hand and at times commented on the material by saying things like, "Oh, this one's going to get me in trouble," and "Oof, this is corny stuff." At least he is semi-self aware for once.
You would think that Trump would be on his best behavior in a room full of priests, but this is the guy who picked a fight with the Pope, so of course he wasn't.