The Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, named for former New York Governor Al Smith, the first Catholic presidential candidate, is a white tie affair that raises money for Catholic charities that help needy children. The speeches are typically kept light, but GOP nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton threw a few elbows on Thursday night.
Trump began his time at the dais by comparing himself to the son of God, saying he was just another young "carpenter working for his father."
As Trump continued, his focus turned to Clinton saying that she is "so corrupt."
“Just before taking the dais, Hillary accidently bumped into me and she very civilly said, 'Pardon me,'" Trump said, setting up the joke.
Clinton, who must have figured out the punch line before it was delivered, practically belly laughed,
"And I very politely replied, 'Let me talk to you about that after I get into office,'" Donald joked — a joke that elicited boos and heckling from the tux and gown crowd.
“I don’t know who they’re angry at, Hillary, you or I,” Trump added, looking over at his rival.
In keeping with tradition, Trump included some self-deprecation in the form of a zinger about his wife, Melania.
“This is going to get me in trouble," Trump said. "Not with Hillary.
"The president told me to stop whining, but I have to say the media is even more biased this year than ever before, ever. You want the proof: Michelle Obama gives a speech and everyone loves it. They say she’s absolutely great. My wife Melania gives the exact same speech, and people get on her case and I don’t get it. I don’t know why.”