Donald Trump's roasting of Hillary Clinton at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation dinner Thursday night was "a little uncomfortable," Alfred E. Smith V told CNN.
Smith, appearing Friday morning on "New Day," admitted "the room did get a little uncomfortable, yeah. Like I said, you know, that line in a room full of predominantly Catholics, that didn't go over very well."
Smith compared the dinner to the final presidential debate that took place on Wednesday.
"I think what we saw in the last debate a couple nights ago, we saw last night," he said. "Donald had some very solid minutes early on and eventually he crossed the line and took it a little too far. Hillary, you know, on the other hand, was able to laugh at herself and at the same time not underplay any of the serious things that Donald Trump has said or done."
The candidates both spoke to the crowd at the yearly roast and Catholic fundraiser, but Trump's comments were less well received than Clinton's.
"I wasn't really sure if Hillary was going to be here tonight because, I guess, you didn't send her invitation by email. Or maybe you did, and she just found out about it through the wonder of WikiLeaks," Trump said, according to CNN. "We've learned so much from WikiLeaks. For example, Hillary believes that it is vital to deceive the people by having one public policy and a totally different policy in private."
The crowd's boos prompted Trump to add, "That's OK, I don't know who they're angry at, Hillary, you or I. For example, here she is tonight, in public, pretending not to hate Catholics."
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