Nikki Haley Roasts Elizabeth Warren's 'Failed' DNA Test at Charity Dinner

Amb. Haley cracks Sen. Warren joke in speech

Nikki Haley Mocks Warren at Charity Dinner: ‘You Wanted an Indian Woman, but Elizabeth Warren Failed Her DNA Test’

Amid the jokes, Ms Haley, who still might have a political future ahead of her, also relayed a sobering message about the riled state of politics in the USA - which some interpreted as criticism of Mr Trump. "Ric is doing so well that I wouldn't want to move him", the president told reporters last week shortly after Haley announced her plans to step down by the end of the year.

'Actually, when the president found out I was Indian American, he asked me if I was from the same tribe as Elizabeth Warren, ' said Haley.

The annual dinner is known for giving politicians a chance to crack jokes.

Haley also said Arizona Sen. "Actually I saw Jeff Sessions earlier today, but not in NY, I saw him on LinkedIn looking for a job". "It really killed at the U.N., I got to tell you." she added, referring to an incident at the U.N. General Assembly last month when audience members laughed after Trump said his "administration has accomplished more than nearly any in the history of our country". "If I get stuck for laughs just brag about his accomplishments", Haley said, to laughs. "It really killed at the United Nations, I got to tell you".

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Haley also poked fun at Mayor de Blasio and NY liberals.

But Warren wasn't the only political figure Haley took shots at in her speech.

Haley turned to de Blasio, who was seated near his fellow Democrat Andrew Cuomo, the governor of NY, and reminded him that she has "diplomatic immunity" as a member of the United Nations delegation.

On Monday, Warren released a DNA test that claimed to find "strong evidence" of a distant Native American ancestor some six to 10 generations back. She is seen as a rising star in the Republican Party and a possible candidate for the 2020 presidential election.

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'Actually the president called me this morning and gave me some really good advice. "We have some serious political differences here at home". "In our toxic political environment, I've heard some people in both parties describe their opponents as enemies or evil", Haley said.

Haley, who will keep her post at the United Nations until the end of the year, acknowledged that she had tough shoes to fill as keynote speaker, an honor most-recently bestowed to House Speaker Ryan, Trump and Hillary Clinton.

"In America, our political opponents are not evil", she pointed out, noting that crimes committed against political opponents in Syria and Sudan are real instances of evil.

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