The Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, a New York City-based white tie event and fundraiser for Catholic charities, is traditionally a time for presidential candidates to offer lighthearted jokes about themselves and their opponent. There was hope the event could ease tensions just 24 hours after a stormy presidential debate. Donald Trump spoke first, scoring decent laughs at the beginning of his speech.

First, the Republican presidential nominee joked about the size of his hands––and he even shook them to demonstrate their largeness.

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