After Donald Trump flopped during his “comedy” routine at the Al Smith Dinner, Hillary Clinton took the stage and dismantled the Republican nominee for the second night in a row – this time with jokes.
Knowing her setting, a Catholic charity event, Clinton quickly made the case for why she may deserve consideration for sainthood.
“I think the Cardinal is saying I’m not eligible for sainthood, but getting through these three debates with Donald has to count as a miracle,” Clinton said to laughter. “So I guess I’m up against the highest, hardest stain glass ceiling.”
Sticking to the topic of the recent presidential debates, the Democratic nominee also took a shot at Trump’s accusation that she may have been on drugs during their three faceoffs.
Donald wanted me drug tested before last night’s debate. And, look, I gotta tell you, I am so flattered that Donald thought I used some sort of performance enhancer. Now, actually, I did. It’s called preparation. And looking back, I’ve had to listen to Donald for three full debates, and he says I don’t have any stamina. That is four and a half hours. I have now stood next to Donald Trump longer than any of his campaign managers.
She continued on the topic of Trump’s campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, saying, “I have great respect for Kellyanne Conway, and since she’s a contractor, [Trump] probably won’t be paying her.”
Clinton also made light of Trump’s shrinking support, particularly from moderate Republicans who have thrown their support behind a Democrat for the first time.
“Every year, this dinner brings together a collection of sensible, committed, mainstream Republicans. Or, as we now like to call them, Hillary supporters,” Clinton said.
If you’re keeping score at home, Hillary Clinton destroyed Donald Trump to his face for the second night in a row – and it wasn’t even close.