Nikki Haley: Trump Asked If Elizabeth Warren And I Were From ‘Same Tribe’

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18: U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley delivers the keynote speech during the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation dinner, October 18, 2018 in New York City. The annual whi... NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18: U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley delivers the keynote speech during the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation dinner, October 18, 2018 in New York City. The annual white-tie dinner raises money for Catholic charities. The foundation honors the late Alfred E. Smith, former governor of New York and America's first Catholic presidential nominee. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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During a speech at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner on Thursday evening, outgoing UN Ambassador Nikki Haley made a joke about her own ethnicity, while jabbing at Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and President Donald Trump’s ongoing feud over Warren’s Native American heritage.

“Last year you went with Paul Ryan, who’s a Boys Scout, and that’s fine, but a little boring,” she said. “So this year you wanted to spice things up again. I get it, you wanted an Indian woman, but Elizabeth Warren failed her DNA test. Actually, when the President found out that I was Indian American, he asked me if I was from the same tribe as Elizabeth Warren.”

Haley’s parents are immigrants from Punjab, India. Warren has recently come under fire from Republicans and Democrats alike for taking a DNA test to combat Trump’s claims that she’s lying about her Native American heritage.

Watch the speech below. The joke begins at the 1:44 mark.

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