The Al Smith Dinner: Clinton and Trump's Most Memorable Jabs

The presidential candidates didn't miss a beat during the NYC event.

Even though Clinton and Trump seemed displeased at times with some of the remarks, the pair did shakes hands at the end of the dinner, which is hosted by the Archbishop of New York, Cardinal Timothy Dolan.

Here, some of the most memorable zingers from the dinner:


"Let's embrace the spirit of the evening, let's come together, remember what unites us, and just rip on Ted Cruz."

"Donald, after listening to your speech, I will also enjoy listening to Mike Pence deny that you ever gave it."

"Donald will tell us after the benediction whether he accepts that this dinner is over. He has to wait and see."

"We'll either have the first female president or the first president who started a Twitter war with Cher."

"I am so flattered that Donald thought I used some sort of performance enhancer. Now, actually, I did. It's called preparation."

"I have deep respect for people like KellyAnne Conway. She's working day and night for Donald, and because she's a contractor, he's probably not even going to pay her."


"Hillary believes 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 in public, pretending not to hate Catholics."

"Last night, I called Hillary 'a nasty woman.' 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."

"And even tonight, with all of the heated back and forth, between my opponent and me at the debate last night, we have proven that we can actually be civil to each other. In fact, just before taking the dais, Hillary accidentally bumped into me and she very civilly said, 'pardon me.' And I very politely replied, let me talk to you about that after I get into office."

"In fact many people tell me that modesty is perhaps my best quality. Even better than my temperament."

"It's great to be here with a thousand wonderful people, or as I call it, a small, intimate dinner with some friends. Or as Hillary calls it, her largest crowd of the season."