Excerpt from Vocativ
Written by Adi Cohen
The annual Alfred Smith Foundation Gala, in which presidential candidates attend and make remarks at their own and their opponent’s expense turned awkward this year after Donald Trump took the microphone. Introduced as a New York City landowner who pays even less tax than the Catholic Church, Trump began his speech by attacking all the local politicians he said befriended him over the years and then turned their backs on him when he entered the race as a GOP candidate.
But along with the jabs at Hillary Clinton over a Wikileaks email exchange that showed some of her staff criticizing the Catholic faith, and over the boos of the crowd when he mentioned his “nasty woman” comment, Trump used his wife as an example of what he claims is media bias against him.
Featured Image: Melania Trump speaks to her husband and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump after the third U.S. presidential debate at the Thomas & Mack Center on October 19, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)