Published: Mon, October 22, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Nikki Haley makes ‘Indian’ jokes about Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test

Nikki Haley makes ‘Indian’ jokes about Elizabeth Warren’s 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". I got the same message from several of my white conservative readers, who in one breath said identity politics was very bad but in the next emphasized how proud they were to vote for a conservative black man.

On a serious note, Haley delivered a sharp rebuke of Trump's divisive politics, saying opponents are not evil. "Actually the president called me this morning and gave me some really good advice".

Nikki Haley, who now holds the job, said earlier this month that she would be stepping down at the end of the year.

Haley made the remarks while she attended the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, which raises money for underprivileged children.

The outgoing UN Ambassador joked that President Trump didn't know the difference between Indian and Native American, and managed to get jibes in about Hillary Clinton and House Speaker Paul Ryan.

"She's done a fantastic job and we've done a fantastic job together", Trump during the meeting.

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U.S. President Donald Trump says he hopes to choose a United Nations ambassador to replace Nikki Haley very soon and says he would prefer to pick a woman for the job.

Her parents, she said, are immigrants from India - "legal immigrants", she stressed. But our opponents are not evil, they're just our opponents."It's no big secret who Haley is talking about without naming here: Donald Trump."I know fellow Americans that are evil", Trump said in the midst of the confirmation fight over Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. So good night everybody!" In South Sudan, where rape is routinely used as a weapon of war, that is evil.

Haley has often been an unpredictable and independent force in the Trump administration. "In North Korea, where American student Otto Warmbier was tortured to death, that was evil".

In front of a crowd of about 700, including Mayor Bill de Blasio, billionaire Michael Bloomberg, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Haley poked fun at Trump, Sen.

"I expect to continue to speak out from time to time on important public policy matters, but I will surely not be a candidate for any office in 2020", she said following her announcement. That's the process Haley began on Thursday night in NY.

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