Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton offer moments of levity during charity dinner

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, right, shakes hands with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, left, at the conclusion of the 71st annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, a charity gala organized by the Archdiocese of New York, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan says there were “touching moments” between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton at a charity dinner that was otherwise marked by barbed remarks by the presidential candidates.

Dolan told NBC’s “Today show” Friday that at one point at the dinner, Trump leaned in and told Clinton: “You are one tough and talented woman.”

According to Dolan, Clinton responded by saying: “Whatever happens, we need to work together afterward.”

Both candidates attended the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner on Thursday. That is a white-tie gala in New York that is often the last time the two presidential nominees share a stage before Election Day.

During their speeches, Trump and Clinton didn’t set their hostilities aside.

Trump got some laughs but also got boos when he called Clinton “corrupt.” Clinton also veered into personal digs, but was more self-deprecating than Trump, joking that she took a break from her “usual nap schedule” to attend the event.


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