Trump booed at Catholic fundraiser

What happened?

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was booed at an annual Catholic charity event last week. At the Al Smith dinner, where candidates usually poke gentle fun at each other, Trump was thought to have overstepped the mark.

First he accused Hillary Clinton of being corrupt, then half-joked that she was “deceivingpeople … Here she is tonight, in public, pretending not to hate Catholics”. He was referring to leaked “anti-Catholic” emails from senior Democrats.

What the media are saying

Michael Daly of the Daily Beast said Trump “should never have been allowed at a church-sponsored dinner”. Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, who hosted the event and sat between the two, “has said nothing of the bigotry, hatred, and intolerance incited by the Trump campaign.”

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