WATCH: Paul Ryan launches digs at Trump, Democrats in charity dinner speech


Speaker of the House Paul Ryan took jabs at both Republicans and Democrats Thursday night at the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation dinner in New York City — but some of his pointed barbs took aim at President Trump.

“I know last year at this dinner Donald Trump offended some people with his comments which critics said went too far,” Ryan joked. “Some said it was unbecoming of a public figure and that his comments were offensive… Well, thank God he’s learned his lesson.”

The event, which raises money for Catholic charities, brings in some of the nation’s biggest political heavyweights each year. Last year, then-candidates Trump and Hillary Clinton took swipes at each other, to some controversy. The dinner encourages speakers to “poke fun at political issue, an opponent or themselves,” according to its program. – READ MORE

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