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

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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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