Al Smith was a four-term New York governor and the first Catholic candidate for president. Every four years, this hot ticket dinner is the last venue for presidential candidates to share space, rub elbows with influential New York leaders, and exchange good-natured barbs. Candidates do not always attend, but this year - this very contentious year - they both did.
Here are both speeches. Donald "won the coin toss" and spoke first. Many of his comments were downright bad hombre nasty. Only Hillary referred to Pope Francis. She retweets him often. @Pontifex.
Trump referred to the Cardinal's "property" on 5th Avenue. My great-grandfather supplied the granite for St. Patrick's from his Westchester quarry. Instead of poking fun at himself (the tradition) Trump poked fun at his wife for her purloined, plagiarized speech.
Here are some pics from the event.
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