If last night’s debate wasn’t enough for you, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have gone head to head one last time, though this time with a little humour.
But make no mistake, the gloves were off as the presidential candidates attempted to yuk it up at the the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner.
At the Catholic charity event, which is attended every electoral cycle by the top contenders, the candidates traditionally take good natured shots at one another, and try their hand at self-depricating humour.
But it wasn’t long before things got ugly.
WATCH: Donald Trump takes shots at Hillary Clinton at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner
While the event is usually a jovial affair, this year both candidates were clearly willing to paint their barbs with more than a little poison.
Donald Trump was at his best early in the speech, where he managed to take a few shots at some of his own campaigns troubles.
“Michelle Obama gives a speech and everyone loves it, it’s fantastic. They think she’s absolutely great. My wife Melania gives the exact same speech and people get on her case,” he deadpanned, noting afterwards that he was going to be in “trouble” when he got home for the joke.
But in the end, the mood soured as Trump proved either unwilling or unable to turn the guns on himself.
The monologue quickly turned nasty, with Trump earning boos from the well heeled crowd when he dropped the lighter gags for a stump-style attack.
“Hillary is so corrupt she got kicked off the Watergate commission. How corrupt do you have to be to get kicked off the Watergate commission?”
Trump also touched on his “nasty woman” comments from the final debate.
“Last night, I called Hillary ‘A nasty woman.’ But this stuff is all relative. After listening to Hillary rattle on and on and on, I don’t think so badly of Rosie O’Donnell anymore. In fact I’m actually starting to like Rosie a lot.”
The Republican candidate also threw in a line about his public threats to jail Clinton if elected.
“She’s very nice to me. In fact, she bumped into my before we came up on the dais and said, ‘Pardon me,’” Trump said, before finishing with “Let me talk to you about that after I get into office.”
WATCH: Hillary Clinton doesn’t pull any punches on Donald Trump at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner
Clinton, who as front runner has publicly clung to a strategy of “when they go low, we go high,” opted for a much less direct line of attack, but landed some cutting blows nonetheless.
She touched on her now infamous Wall Street speeches, leaked by WikiLeaks, telling the crowd: “Usually, I charge a lot for speeches like this.”
But from there, she threw some acid of her own, moving to Trump’s headline making comments about not conceding the election if he loses, quipping “I’m surprised I’m up here at all. I didn’t think he’d be OK with a peaceful transition of power.”
She also prodded the Republican candidate over his alleged links to Vladimir Putin, taking a shot at Trump’s avoidance of teleprompters.
“I’m sure it’s even harder when you’re translating from the original Russian.”
But it was her gag about Trump’s ongoing problems regarding his treatment of women that may have landed the hardest.
“Donald looks at the Statue of Liberty and sees a four, maybe a five, if she loses the torch and tablet and changes her hair.”
Social media reacts
With a campaign as acrimonious as this one, it’s no surprise that America (and the world) were following the antics closely online.
Many panned both performances, while opponents of each were able to find humour in some of their gags.
For some though, Trump’s outright partisan attacks were a bridge too far for the traditionally civil affair.
Painfully awkward #AlfredESmith no high ground tonight— Michelle Reese (@reeseys) October 21, 2016
Trump is giving a political speech at the #AlfredESmith dinner and getting booed. This is very, very bad.— HipHughes (@hiphughes) October 21, 2016
Watch how a gentleman does it. https://t.co/qBgPxaoia1— David Frum (@davidfrum) October 21, 2016
#alfredESmith charity dinner was grotesque.— Skyapple (@Msskyapple) October 21, 2016
Rudy Giuliani was not amused by Hillary Clinton's remarks at the Alfred E. Smith Dinner. https://t.co/0bKZ53HSGO— MSNBC (@MSNBC) October 21, 2016
Brilliant HRC at #alfredesmithdinner `hard to translate from the original Russian'.— Tom Potoms (@TPotoms) October 21, 2016
Yes, true. https://t.co/G9mEL9nZIh— David Frum (@davidfrum) October 21, 2016