Last night Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton both attended the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner in New York, the annual white tie dinner that raises money for Catholic charities.
Keeping with tradition of past election years, the two presidential nominees took turns roasting one another with jokes that had the audience laughing—and in Trump’s case, booing—throughout their comedy set.
During Trump’s jokes turned caustic with lines about Clinton like: “Here she is tonight, pretending not to hate Catholics,” which was met with jeers from the crowd.
Clinton was the second to speak, and her zingers landed better with the crowd.
“I took a break from my rigorous nap schedule to be here,” Clinton said, poking fun at herself. “And it’s a treat for you because usually I charge a lot for speeches like this.”
“People look at the Statue of Liberty and they see a proud symbol of our history as a nation of immigrants. A beacon of hope for people around the world. Donald sees the Statue of Liberty and sees a 4. Maybe a 5 if she loses the torch and tablet and changes her hair.”
“Trump got too mean, and got booed. I’d never heard that before. It’s hard to pull off mean and funny,” comedian Mo Rocca told Bloomberg Politics. “Hillary got good when she ratcheted bitchy up—like the Statue of Liberty joke.”
Watch both speeches to judge for yourself who was the better comedian.