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Hillary Clinton took a few jabs at Donald Trump during a charity dinner in New York on Thursday night, making light of some of the most memorable moments of this year’s presidential election.
In keeping with the tradition of the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, an annual Catholic charity event, the Democratic and Republican nominees poked fun at each other during their respective speeches.
“It’s amazing that I’m up here after Donald – I didn’t think he’d be OK with a peaceful transition of power,” Clinton said, referring to her Republican opponent’s refusal to say at Wednesday night’s presidential debate whether he would accept the results of the election.
Clinton went on to joke about Trump’s perceived affinity with Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin, suggesting Trump’s jokes were prepared by the Kremlin.
“You’ll notice there’s no teleprompter here tonight, which is probably smart because maybe you saw Donald dismantle his prompter the other day – I get that they’re hard to keep up with, and I’m sure it’s even harder when you’re translating from the original Russian,” Clinton said.
The former secretary of state also brought up Trump’s long history of objectifying women, quipping about how Trump would rate the Statue of Liberty’s beauty.
“People look at the Statue of Liberty and they see a proud symbol of our history as a nation of immigrants, a beacon of hope for people around the world,” Clinton said. “Donald looks at the Statue of Liberty and see a 4, maybe a 5 if she loses the torch and tablet and changes her hair.”
Clinton concluded her speech with a call to unify the country amid a divisive presidential campaign season.
“We need to get better at finding ways to disagree on matters of policy, while agreeing on questions of decency,” Clinton said.