The Al Smith Dinner is an American political institution. Since 1960, this fundraiser for underprivileged children put on by the Archdiocese of New York in memory of a former New York Governor and the first Catholic to run for President.
It usually features the two Presidential candidates in a humourous, roast-style environment which is usually their last face-to-face encounter, following the completion of the debates but before the election.
This year’s event happened to be scheduled for the day after the third and final debate . Normally, the event is often a way for the candidates to show a lighter, more human side and that they’re ultimately respectful of each other as rivals, even in the midst of a hard fought election. But in true Donald Trump style, “Cheeto Benito” managed to even light a dumpster fire at the dinner with his tone deaf jokes that led to him getting booed by the well-heeled crowd.