Absolutely Savage…not as savage as what Hillary did to Haiti, though.
Republican candidate Donald Trump Delivers Remarks at Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner.
Trump delivers harsh remarks on Clinton at charity dinner
Donald Trump Attacks, Roasts Hillary, Gets Booed from Audience
Donald Trump on Thursday night eschewed decades of tradition by offering a tough takedown of Hillary Clinton at the Al Smith dinner, and his remarks notably lacked self-deprecating humor.
In doing so, Trump missed an opportunity to take some of the heat off his campaign as it struggles through the final weeks of the race.
He opened with some more light-hearted remarks, referencing his “beautiful hands” and joking about how his crowds at rallies dwarf Clinton’s.
“It’s great to be here with 1,000 wonderful people. Or, as I call it, a small, intimate dinner with some friends. Or as Hillary calls it, her largest crowd of the season,” Trump said, to which Clinton laughed.
But the mood turned dour when Trump began to directly take on Clinton.
He said Clinton wants him to be her ambassador to Iraq or Afghanistan — “it’s my choice.”
Trump made reference to calling Clinton a “nasty woman” in Wednesday nights’ presidential debate — and compared his feelings about Clinton to his years-old beef with Rosie O’Donnell.
“After listening to Hillary rattle on and on and on, I don’t think so badly of Rosie O’Donnell anymore. In fact, I’m actually starting to like Rosie a lot,” he said.
He cracked a joke about Melania Trump’s plagiarism of a Michelle Obama speech when she spoke at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this summer.
“Michelle Obama gives a speech and everyone loves it, it’s fantastic. They think she’s absolutely great. My wife Melania gives the exact same speech and people get on her case,” Trump said, groaning that he’d be in trouble at home after the event.
“She didn’t know about that one,” he said, looking at his wife — and then to Cardinal Timothy Dolan, sitting nearby. “Cardinal, please speak to her,” he said.
Midway through his remarks, the crowd turned on Trump — booing as he attacked Clinton’s use of a personal email server and accusing her of ducking FBI questions.
“According to her sworn testimony, Hillary has forgotten more things than most of us will ever, ever know — that I can tell you,” Trump said, to crickets. “We’re having some fun here tonight.”
“I wasn’t really sure if Hillary was going to be here tonight because, I guess, you didn’t send her invitation by email. Or maybe you did, and she just found out about it through the wonder of WikiLeaks,” Trump said. “We’ve learned so much from WikiLeaks. For example, Hillary believes that it is vital to deceive the people by having one public policy and a totally different policy in private.”
When the audience booed at that line, Trump said, “That’s OK, I don’t know who they’re angry at, Hillary, you or I. For example, here she is tonight, in public, pretending not to hate Catholics.”