Donald Trump got outright booed at the Al Smith dinner Thursday night. Traditionally, the dinner brings both major parties and candidates together for self-deprecating humor and general silliness.
As you watch the video, note the woman to the left and behind Trump (possibly Maria Bartiromo) and the man to the right of Trump (James MacGilvray). The horrified looks on their faces say it all. These in particular:
What it looks like when a presidential candidate bombs at the #AlSmithDinner https://t.co/lAlZ1Zr0mb— Sarah Burris (@Sarah Burris) 1477017122.0
More examples of what it looks like when you make a room full of Catholics feel uncomfortable by your "humor"… https://t.co/wv4L5oCkPw— Sarah Burris (@Sarah Burris) 1477034454.0
"A special hello to all of you in this room who have known and loved me for many, many years," Trump began. "It's true. the politicians, they've had me to their homes, they've introduced me to their children, I'd become their best friends in many instances. They asked for my endorsement and always wanted my money. And even called me really a dear, dear friend. but then, suddenly, decided when I ran for president as a Republican that I've always been a no-good, rotten, disgusting scoundrel. And they totally forgot about me. But that's okay."
This opening section was the first indication the only jokes to come were attacks on Clinton.
Following the event, CNN pundit David Gergen said that he has never once heard booing at the event before. Trump brought a new first in the 2016 campaign.
That's when the internet began to light him up. Here are a few reactions below:
Melania looks like she'd rather be ANYWHERE else in the world right now. #AlSmithDinner https://t.co/gKVA7YDJZH— philip lewis (@philip lewis) 1477011477.0
Rudy still mad. #AlSmithDinner— Catholic Democrats (@Catholic Democrats) 1477013485.0
The moment Cardinal Dolan literally turned his back on Donald Trump at the #AlSmithDinner https://t.co/4OUWA8V3sv— Sarah Burris (@Sarah Burris) 1477035069.0
everyone in the audience and at home #AlSmithDinner https://t.co/55DZcXtAJw— Mike Nellis (@Mike Nellis) 1477012687.0
There's this truism that conservatives are not as funny, because there's too much anger in the jokes. Trump just proved it. #AlSmithDinner— Joy WE VOTED!! WEAR A MASK!! Reid 😷) (@Joy WE VOTED!! WEAR A MASK!! Reid 😷)) 1477012800.0
Rudy Giuliani’s reaction to “Trump looks at the Statue of Liberty and sees a 4." https://t.co/pzghHLxSzT— Dave Itzkoff (@Dave Itzkoff) 1477013330.0
Rudy enjoying Hillary's jokes at the #AlSmithDinner. https://t.co/PqNVKKRFKl— Frank Pallotta (@Frank Pallotta) 1477013495.0
Don't know if it was his self-comparison to Jesus or implying debate was the most vicious because of HRC, but...jus… https://t.co/MZ2YTiw3Jy— Amee Vanderpool (@Amee Vanderpool) 1477012364.0
He hasn't a gracious bone in his entire short-fingered hands. https://t.co/1kYa3Z5F6l— John Nguyen (@John Nguyen) 1477012361.0
@GottaLaff And not one self-deprecating remark yet.— Prosediva™ (@Prosediva™) 1477012369.0
Trump: “Michelle gives a speech and everyone loves it, it’s fantastic. My wife Melania gives the exact same speech & people get on her case"— Igor Bobic (@Igor Bobic) 1477012399.0
Trump seeing these jokes for the very first time, apparently— Brian Tashman (@Brian Tashman) 1477012335.0
.@realDonaldTrump doesn't understand definition of "self-deprecation." Instead went with degradation. He deserved every boo. #AlSmithDinner— Shannon Watts (@Shannon Watts) 1477014275.0
You know your shit is bad when even avowed holy men won't give you a charitable pity laugh #AlSmithDinner… https://t.co/FgeAaxJGkK— Tara Dublin Wishes You A Happy Chanukwanzmas 😷 (@Tara Dublin Wishes You A Happy Chanukwanzmas 😷) 1477014926.0
"Booed by a roomful of priests" is probably Radiohead's worst song tbh. https://t.co/wqrRi611Lf— Bilge Ebiri (@Bilge Ebiri) 1477015284.0
Giuliani looks like he's having a stroke when Clinton calls him out at #AlSmithDinner #RootieKazootie https://t.co/W6oXVVx682— Mr. Jameson Neat (@Mr. Jameson Neat) 1477014451.0
MacGilvray needs a drink hearing Clinton hates Catholics... HRC turns to Cardinal Dolan like "yeah my life for the… https://t.co/LWIjYTjwYM— Sarah Burris (@Sarah Burris) 1477034843.0
And in the end:
Tonight. 3am. See you here. https://t.co/20cPxCALaJ— Karol Markowicz (@Karol Markowicz) 1477013769.0
Watch the video here: