"'You are one tough and talented woman': Donald Trump PRAISED Hillary Clinton at (Smith Dinner)"

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3859266/You-one-tough-talented-woman-Shocking-moment-Donald-Trump-PRAISED-Hillary-Clinton-prayed-charity-dinner.html

It's probably non-news since only UK tabloids mentioned this, in passing. But given their vitriol in the debates and the low antics Trump had done in dredging up the past, do you think Trump is now trying to make amends?

Summary from article, sounds like Trump has paid a little attention to Wikileaks, the way anti-establishment Rubio told him not to?

  • Donald Trump called Hillary Clinton a 'tough and talented woman' before the Al Smith Foundation Dinner in New York on Thursday
  • Clinton responded by saying that two 'need to work together' after the election
  • The two also prayed with the host of the evening, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, before entering the room
  • Cardinal Dolan admitted that the evening was 'awkward' in an interview on Friday, and that there was an 'iciness' between Trump and Clinton
  • Clinton's jokes went over well with the audience over the course of the evening, while Trump was booed at points by those in attendance
  • Trump said of Clinton at one point: 'Here she is in public, pretending not to hate Catholics'
 
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3859266/You-one-tough-talented-woman-Shocking-moment-Donald-Trump-PRAISED-Hillary-Clinton-prayed-charity-dinner.html

It's probably non-news since only UK tabloids mentioned this, in passing. But given their vitriol in the debates and the low antics Trump had done in dredging up the past, do you think Trump is now trying to make amends?

Summary from article, sounds like Trump has paid a little attention to Wikileaks, the way anti-establishment Rubio told him not to?
No he's not attempting to make amends. Second debate they had to say something nice about each other and he said the same thing. It's just posturing that both candidates have had to do in certain settings.
 
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So it's all an act? How would that impact what voters feel about what they say as to how they will continue to fix the country (or fix it since it's still broken, depending on your point of view)? Or if there's a valid association at all... which I should be able to understand since if Ginsberg and Scalia could be great friends off the bench, then why not for others - just as legitimately?
 

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So it's all an act? How would that impact what voters feel about what they say as to how they will continue to fix the country (or fix it since it's still broken, depending on your point of view)? Or if there's a valid association at all... which I should be able to understand since if Ginsberg and Scalia could be great friends off the bench, then why not for others - just as legitimately?
Yeah it's all an act but we are aware that it is. There is room for it to be genuine, and previously Trump had even donated to Clinton's campaign a long time ago.

There's a facade within the facade. It's very confusing.
 

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3859266/You-one-tough-talented-woman-Shocking-moment-Donald-Trump-PRAISED-Hillary-Clinton-prayed-charity-dinner.html

It's probably non-news since only UK tabloids mentioned this, in passing. But given their vitriol in the debates and the low antics Trump had done in dredging up the past, do you think Trump is now trying to make amends?

Summary from article, sounds like Trump has paid a little attention to Wikileaks, the way anti-establishment Rubio told him not to?
They're buddies. He's there to help her get elected.
 

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They're buddies. He's there to help her get elected.
What happens if he gets elected, which seems unlikely but is still a possibility given the % margin of error in polls? (I fear things might be dragged out with recounts.)

Referring to the article, how can he help her after the election? Or vice-versa?

If they're buds, then wouldn't the GOP then cry foul big-time over the election being rigged?
 

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He definitely wants to be president. No question about it. If somehow he was trying to help her get elected (which is nonsense) then the GOP can't really say much. It's not like he nominated himself as their candidate.

There's a good documentary on PBS Frontline actually about the two of them. You should check it out.
 

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Yeah, I've never understood the "we need to work together after the election" comment - he's made it before, now she has.
If Trump doesn't win, he's not a politician and has nothing to do with government. If he does win, Clinton certainly won't have anything to do with his administration.

Makes no sense. It's a valueless statement.
 

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They were seated to either side of Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York and highest ranking Catholic official in the USA. It was a charity fundraiser dinner that the NY archdiocese does every year. They were expected to behave themselves as best they could.

At one point, Donald failed to behave himself as he initiated personal insults against Hillary. Donald was booed by the charity fundraiser guests, and then he realized what he did was bad manners during a religious fundraising charity dinner, so he shut his mouth.

Donald is such an idiot…. if this had been a fundraising dinner hosted by Jewish rabbis, Donald would have probably made Holocaust jokes instead. That's how inappropriate he is.
 

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So it's all an act? How would that impact what voters feel about what they say as to how they will continue to fix the country (or fix it since it's still broken, depending on your point of view)? Or if there's a valid association at all... which I should be able to understand since if Ginsberg and Scalia could be great friends off the bench, then why not for others - just as legitimately?
people will say anything to try and get good