Cue the flying pigs! Cardinal Timothy Dolan said on the Today show on Friday, October 21, that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were actually nice to each other during the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner in New York City on Thursday.
While the two presidential candidates took jabs at each other during the event — which raised $6 million for Catholic charities — Dolan said that Trump and Clinton spoke kindly to each other. But watch the barbs they threw at each other during their respective speeches in the video above!
“There were some very touching moments. When we were going in, I said, ‘Can we pray together?’” Dolan recalled. “After the little prayer, Mr. Trump turned to Secretary Clinton and said, ‘You know, you are one tough and talented woman.’ And he said, ‘This has been a good experience, this whole campaign, as tough as it’s been.’”
According to Dolan, the Democratic presidential nominee, 68, accepted Trump’s compliment.
“She said to him: ‘And Donald, whatever happens, we need to work together afterward,’” Dolan added. “Now I thought, ‘This is the evening at its best.’”
Pleasantries aside, there were still plenty of “awkward moments,” Dolan noted.
During the dinner, which is held traditionally for the candidates to roast each other, Clinton mocked Trump’s lack of preparation for debates and suggested that he’s not actually a billionaire.
Trump, for his part, joked about calling Clinton a “nasty woman.”
“Last night, I called Hillary a ‘nasty woman,'” the Republican presidential nominee, 70, told the crowd at the fete. “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. In fact, I’m actually starting to like Rosie a lot.”
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