Did you know that our presidential candidates, Trump and Clinton, will appear on stage together tonight? They will.
According to Variety, “Both candidates are scheduled to attend the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. For decades, the two major party presidential candidates have appeared together at the dinner—taking a break from the acrimony on the campaign trail to each share moments of levity. The jabs at each other have been polite, and the best jokes have been the ones they have made about themselves.”
The dinner, this evening, benefits Catholic Charities. It’s named for the former New York governor who was the first Catholic to achieve a major party nomination. In 1928 Smith was defeated by Herbert Hoover.
The Smith Foundation Dinner is for a good cause so what could possibly go wrong? I’m thinking plenty. For those of you who can’t access CSPAN, I’ll try to post a video as soon as the network makes it available.
Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner
With Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump
October 20th 2016
1 hour, 10 minutes
UPDATE 9/21: You can watch the festivities on C-SPAN, C-SPAN video archive.