Just one night after the final presidential debate, Donald Trump roasted Hillary Clinton at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Dinner. The Catholic charity fundraiser is an opportunity for the candidates to trade jokes and blows amid the heated campaign. CBSN has Trump’s full speech.
The Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, commonly known as the Al Smith Dinner, is an annual white tie dinner in New York City for fundraising of Catholic charities supporting “the neediest children of the Archdiocese of New York, regardless of race, creed, or color.”
The Al Smith Dinner is held at New York City’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on the third Thursday of October, it is hosted by the Archbishop of New York, currently Timothy M. Dolan, who sat next to Hillary Clinton.
The dinner is organized by the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation in honor of Al Smith.
Alfred E. Smith, who grew up in poverty and later became the Governor of New York four times and the first Catholic nominated as the Democratic candidate for the 1928 United States presidential election.
Donald Trump was elected president on Tuesday November 8, 2016, just over two weeks after the Al Smith Dinner held on Thursday October 20, 2018.
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