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October 21, 2016 1:43 pm

Host Jokes About Jewish Supporters of Catholic Charities at Al Smith Gala With Trump, Clinton

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Alfred Smith IV speaks on Thursday night at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. Photo: YouTube screenshot.

Alfred Smith IV speaks on Thursday night at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. Photo: YouTube screenshot.

Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton may have stolen the show at Thursday night’s Al Smith Dinner in New York City with the bitter zingers they flung at each other, but the event did not pass without a moment of Jewish-related humor as well.

In remarks made before the candidates spoke, Alfred Smith IV, host of the annual elite gathering at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel to raise money for Catholic charities that help children in need, joked, “Everyone in attendance is doing their part in supporting our charitable efforts. It couldn’t be done without you or without the amazing support of the many devoted Catholics on stage — you know, Catholics like Henry Kissinger, Howard Rubenstein, Mort Zuckerman.”

Former Secretary of State Kissinger, PR guru Rubenstein and real estate magnate and media mogul Zuckerman are all Jewish.

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Watch Smith’s comments below (joke begins around the 1:18:00 mark):

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