While Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton took jabs at each other at the mic at the Al Smith Dinner, a fundraiser for Catholic charities, last night in New York, a reflection of what this general election campaign has looked like to the public, what they said in private was dramatically different. It is also perhaps not what their supporters would expect, especially those who support Trump and cheer him on calling her “Crooked Hillary.” It is also counter to him calling her a “nasty woman” at the last presidential debate on Wednesday.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan was seated between the two presidential candidates at the charity dinner. He revealed on Friday morning that there were some very touching moments between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton at last night’s dinner.
At one point last night, Cardinal Dolan asked Trump and Hillary to pray with him. According to Cardinal Dolan, after the prayer, Trump looked at Hillary, who before this election had been his long-time friend and said, ‘You are one tough and talented woman. This has been a good experience, this whole campaign, as tough as it’s been.'”
Cardinal Dolan said that Hillary, in turn, looked at Trump and replied, “Donald, whatever happens, we need to work together afterward.”
That’s not quite the conversation that people would likely expect, especially since Donald Trump just said on Thursday that he would accept the results of the election if he wins.
In describing the evening, Cardinal Dolan said, “The purpose of the evening is to break some of the ice, and thanks be to God, it works.”
WATCH Cardinal Dolan talk about this and other touching moments that he witnessed between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton at the Al Smith Dinner.