Flashback: Trump Roasted Hillary At Al Smith Dinner Last Year [VIDEO]

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Amber Athey Podcast Columnist
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It’s been exactly one year since then-presidential nominee Donald Trump roasted Hillary Clinton, the media, and even himself at the 71st annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner.


Here are Trump’s best jokes and pointed comments from last year’s dinner:

1. “You know, they say when you do this kind of event you always start off with a self-deprecating joke. Some people think this would be tough for me but the truth is I’m actually a modest person. Very modest. In fact, many tell me that modesty is perhaps my best quality. Even better than my temperament.”

2. “It’s great to be here with a thousand wonderful people–as I call it, a small, intimate dinner with some friends. Or, as Hillary calls it, her largest crowd of the season.”

3. “Hillary bumped into me and said civilly, ‘pardon me,’ and I very politely replied, “I’ll talk to you about it after I get into office.'”

4. “This is the first time ever that Hillary is sitting down and speaking to major corporate leaders and not getting paid for it.”

5. “You know, last night I called Hillary a nasty woman. But this 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.”

6. “[This dinner] allows the candidate the opportunity to meet the other candidate’s team. … I know Hillary met my campaign manager and I got a chance to meet the people working so hard to get her elected. There they are — the heads of NBC, CNN, CBS, ABC. There’s The New York Times right over there, and The Washington Post. They’re working overtime.”

7. “The media is really more biased this year than ever before. You want the proof? Michelle Obama gives a speech and everyone loved it. … Melania gives the exact same speech and people get on her case, and I don’t get it!”

8. “I have to talk about a very important religious issue. The act of going to confession — or, as Hillary calls it, the Fourth of July weekend with FBI director Comey.”

9. “I really wasn’t sure if Hillary was going to be here tonight because I guess you didn’t send her invitation by email. Or, you did and she just found out about it through the wonder of Wikileaks.”

10. “Hillary thinks it’s vital to deceive the people by having one public policy and a totally different policy in private. For example, here she is tonight pretending not to hate Catholics.”

11. “Now, if some of y’all noticed, Hillary isn’t laughing as much as the rest of us. That’s because she knows the jokes and all of the jokes were given to her in advance of the dinner by Donna Brazile.”

12. “Everyone knows, of course, Hillary’s belief that it takes a village — which after all, only makes sense in places like Haiti where she’s taken a number of them.”

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