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Thursday, January 17, 2019

At the Al Smith dinner in New York — a yearly charity roast for the benefit of city children — presidential election season finds the major party candidates mocking themselves and each other with good-natured glee. Unless one of them happens to be Donald Trump, who seemed unable to suppress his bilious bitterness. When he grimly attacked Clinton as “corrupt” and anti-Catholic, the well-heeled guests did what they never do at this jolly event: They booed angrily. Clinton got off a few sharp remarks at her tormentor’s expense (and lobbed a nice zinger back a few rows toward former mayor Rudolph Giuliani, who has been babbling outrageously about her and her husband for months).


Trump’s remarks start at about 9:00, Clinton’s at around 27:00. Both speeches are worth watching, but be prepared to cringe as well as laugh.

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7 responses to “Full Al Smith Dinner Video: See Why Trump Bombed (And Why Giuliani Seethed)”

  1. charleo1 says:

    Cringe worthy is putting it mildly in describing Trump’s thuggish rant. Very little of his speech attempted the self depreciating kind of light hearted, and clever political humor the charity affair has become known for. Instead Trump used the event to perpetrate what can only be described as a vicious verbal assault on Secretary Clinton, her husband, the press in attendance, both political parties, and the American electoral process. While disgracing, and disrespecting all those in attendance, there and those watching thru electronic media. As well as, and even more despicable in may respects, all the many people who work their hearts out each year on an event that has done so much for the under privileged children in NY. I can’t imagine the horror of having this rancid buffoon represent our wonderful Nation to the World for even four seconds, much less four gawd awful years.

    • dpaano says:

      Don’t worry Charleo….he isn’t going to be elected. And, if he wants to cause problems after he loses, then he isn’t going to have anything to use to do that. Since each state is in charge of their own voting, he’ll have to go to each and every state and demand a recount (or whatever else he decides to do), and he’ll have to pay for it out of his own pocket (well, he’ll probably take it out of the Trump Foundation anyway). He’s totally doomed himself with his bad debates, and I sincerely think that he’s also lost his credibility and the celebrity of the Trump name. Several of his buildings are petitioning to have the name taken down and wealthy people are trying to sell off their apartments in his buildings….even at a loss….just to get away from him. What does that tell you? If he loses, I don’t think he has anywhere to turn except to start his so-called “network” with Roger Ailes, and that’ll cost him billions of dollars to do from what I understand.

      • charleo1 says:

        I think you’re 100% right. But I have to say, and I’m absolutely serious about this. I have never seen an individual who raises such a visceral repugnance of everything I personally hold decent. So he does keep me awake a little some nights. So I really appreciate your assurances.

  2. yabbed says:

    Trump is a crass and crude buffoon. No class, no dignity, no nothing. Pure junkyard dog.

  3. jennifer.chapman.92 says:

    Acquire 90 dollars a day for working an online job from comfort of your own home for couple of hours each day… Get regular payment once a week… All you need is a personal computer, net connection, as well as some leisure time…

  4. Elliot J. Stamler says:

    Giuliani is the pits.

  5. idamag says:


    “Let’s compare HRC and trump again.

    HRC started programs to help children and young women improve their lives.

    trump hosted beauty pageant and reality shows as an excuse to leer at naked underage girls.” This was not mine, but a quote from someone else.

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