Clinton and Trump chat at Al Smith dinner
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The presidential rivals are set to trade jokes during the annual charity event.

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Clinton and Trump are seated at the same table, one seat apart, at the white-tie fundraiser hosted at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan, according to reports and photos from reporters covering the dinner. 

Clinton also spoke with Melania Trump.

According to reports, the two did not speak or acknowledge each other for the first part of the dinner immediately after being seated.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the archbishop of New York, is sitting in between them.