New York City, N.Y., Oct 21, 2016 / 01:17 pm (CNA).- While presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton traded verbal jabs at the Al Smith Dinner and showed some icy awkwardness, Cardinal Timothy Dolan thought a moment of prayer was the best part of the evening.
The cardinal had asked both politicians to pray with him, and the result showed “the evening at its best,” he recounted Oct. 21.
“After the little prayer, Mr. Trump turned to Secretary Clinton and said, ‘You are one tough and talented woman’,” Cardinal Dolan told the news site TODAY. “He said, ‘This has been a good experience, this whole campaign, as tough as it’s been’.”
“She said to him, ‘Donald, whatever happens, we need to work together afterward’,” the cardinal reported.
The dinner takes its name from former New York Gov. Al Smith, the first Catholic to be nominated for U.S. president. Smith’s great-grandson, Al