Both candidates appeared at the annual Al Smith dinner. Trump started with a few humorous jabs which Clinton laughed at. But his speech quickly devolved into a mean-spirited tirade against her.
Trump can’t help being Trump. It is precisely why he’s on a path to defeat in the presidential election.
Here’s a sample of the reactions to his remarks at the Al Smith dinner:
That was absolutely awful. Trump bombed big time. Just cringeworthy. #AlSmithDinner
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) October 21, 2016
It's one thing to lose all three debates. How do you lose a scripted dinner when the jokes are written for you? #AlSmithDinner
— Hemant Mehta (@hemantmehta) October 21, 2016
Trump is supposed to be making jokes about himself. But he's nearly universally making jokes or statements attacking Clinton.
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) October 21, 2016
— Laffy (@GottaLaff) October 21, 2016
my skin is crawling #AlSmithDinner
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) October 21, 2016
Donald Trump legit gives me a stomachache. It's kind of amazing how the body responds physiologically to terrible people.
— Rachel Sklar ❄️ (@rachelsklar) October 20, 2016
Like the debates, Trump started strong but ended up bombing at #AlSmithDinner because he's a horrible person who just can't help himself.
— Karl Frisch (@KarlFrisch) October 21, 2016
Trump got booed by a room of priests at the #AlSmithDinner Just let that sink in.
— Don Meeg (@Donball) October 21, 2016
That is the last room to blow yourself up in but he did it. My jaw hit the floor. #AlSmithDinner
— Steve King (@steveking_) October 21, 2016
You're supposed to make fun of yourself and all he did was bully Hillary. He got booed and rightfully so. #AlSmithDinner
— Sarah Wood (@sarahwoodwriter) October 21, 2016
"Here she is in public tonight pretending not to hate catholics."
*Yells of disapproval from audience*
He is 100% bombing #AlSmithDinner
— Daniel José Older (@djolder) October 21, 2016
boy, Trump is bommmmmbing. #AlSmithDinner
— Kevin Madden (@KevinMaddenDC) October 21, 2016
This was Cardinal Dolan during the Trump boos pic.twitter.com/8ORDbUv7Js
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) October 21, 2016
— Millennials For Her (@Millennials4Her) October 21, 2016
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