"It totally prepared me for being a Republican in NY".
The dinner is named for the first major-party Catholic presidential candidate, former Gov. Alfred E. Smith (D-N.Y.), who ran against President Hoover in 1928.
So a year ago you went with Paul Ryan, who's a Boy Scout and that's fine, but a little boring.
'So this year you wanted to spice things up again, right?
"When the president found out that I was Indian American, he asked if I was from the same tribe as Elizabeth Warren", she quipped, referencing the Democratic senator from MA who released a DNA test this week that showed she has a distant Native American ancestor. During her speech, Haley also made jibes about her Indian-American heritage, President Donald Trump and the current political climate in America.
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Among other jokes, Haley also shared a piece of advice President Trump gave her: "he said if I get stuck for laughs, just brag about his accomplishments-it really killed at the United Nations, I gotta tell you".
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.
Haley said she had seen Sessions, Trump's embattled attorney general, earlier in the day.
Amid the jokes, Haley, who still might have a political future ahead of her, also relayed a sobering message about the riled state of politics in the United States - which some interpreted as criticism of Trump.
The South Carolina-born Haley, meanwhile, is the daughter of immigrants from the Punjab region of India. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) for appearing to have greatly exaggerated her Native American heritage, USA ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley got in a few jabs of her own Thursday night.
In the days since Warren released the data from her DNA test, which showed could be 1/64th to 1/1024th Native American, she has said she was not wrong in claiming to have Native American blood.