Audience not amused at annual Alfred E Smith fundraiser in New York where presidential candidates usually trade lighthearted barbs, to the enjoyment of all. While the charity event is known for self-deprecating jokes, the genuine contempt between the two nominees overshadowed proceedings. Upon being introduced Trump and Clinton settled into their seats on a dais without so much as an acknowledgement of each other’s presence.
“This is the first time that Hillary is sitting down and speaking to major corporate donors and not getting paid for it,” Trump said. “Hillary is so corrupt she got kicked off the Watergate commission.”