Nikki Haley Joked About Elizabeth Warren’s DNA Test At Annual Fundraiser

Minnie Murray
October 22, 2018

Outgoing UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, who is Indian-American, said at the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner that President Donald Trump asked if she and Sen.

"In the last two years, I've seen true evil", she added.

She poked fun at herself, her Indian roots and her boss, President Donald Trump, at a NY annual dinner on Thursday, at which chief guests are expected to skewer themselves and others. "Actually the president called me this morning and gave me some really good advice". The soon-to-be-ex-Trump-staffer also appeared to use the event to rebuke her boss' recent rhetoric on political opposition.

'So this year you wanted to spice things up again, right? "It really killed at the United Nations, I got to tell you".

"I really am super excited to be at the Al Smith Dinner".

Haley was the keynote speaker at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, an annual white-tie gala that benefits Catholic charities and is hosted by by the Archbishop of New York, Cardinal Timothy Dolan.


(Haley is formally leaving the administration at the end of the year.) And it's equally impossible to think that a politician as savvy as Haley doesn't know how those words will be taken.So, what's she up to?Remember that when Haley and Trump held their press availability to announce she was leaving, she insisted she wouldn't be running in 2020 against Trump.

Haley was born Nimrata Randhawa to parents who had emigrated from Punjab in India to the United States. That's the process Haley began on Thursday night in NY. "Actually, when the president found out that I was Indian-American, he asked me if I was from the same tribe as Elizabeth Warren". 'As a member of the Trump cabinet it is a thrill to be out to dinner without being harassed'.

Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. said DNA tests are useless to determine tribal citizenship and don't distinguish whether a person's ancestors were indigenous to North or South America.

Warren has in the past claimed to be part Cherokee, a claim that has led to criticism that she played up a thin claim to minority status in order to advance her academic career.

"In our toxic political environment, I've heard some people in both parties describe their opponents as enemies or evil", Ms Haley said. THAT is where Haley is looking - and THAT is what her comments on Thursday night are all about.Haley has done her service to the Trump wing of the party.

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