Summary: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton both attended the Al Smith Dinner, and each gave a speech. The Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner is a tradition in American presidential politics and marks the last time the two nominees share a stage. While both candidate's poked fun of each other, Trump started to deliver harsh remarks about Hillary. Trumps remarks started turning into attacks and the crowd booed him. Christine Quinn, the former speaker of New York's city council, said that she has never witnessed a crowd boo at an Al Smith Dinner ever. Hillary delivered a speech also but did not get booed.
Connections: This charity dinner dates back to the year 1945, when the first Al Smith charity dinner took place. This dinner has always been a US tradition where the two candidates spend there last times sharing a stage.
- Was it appropriate for Donald Trump to make such remarks about Hillary at a charity dinner? What purpose do you think this charity dinner serves?
- Will voters change their mind by listening to the speeches given by the candidates?
- What purpose do you think this charity dinner serves?