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Amb. Haley cracks Sen. Warren joke in speech

Amb. Haley cracks Sen. Warren joke in speech

Nikki Haley poked fun at her Indian heritage and roasted both President Donald Trump and Senator Elizabeth Warren during a speech at a white-tie gala in NY on Thursday evening. Asked if he would prefer to have a woman in the job, he said "Yes", later adding, "I think I might prefer that, but we'll see".

Haley has often been an unpredictable and independent force in the Trump administration.

President Donald Trump talks to Nikki Haley, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, at the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, September 24, 2018.

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

'So this year you wanted to spice things up again, right? It really killed at the UN.

'So I really am super excited to be at the Al Smith Dinner, ' Haley, the keynote speaker at the event, remarked.

The annual dinner is known for giving politicians a chance to crack jokes.

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Haley, who will keep her post at the United Nations until the end of the year, acknowledged that she had tough shoes to fill as keynote speaker, an honor most-recently bestowed to House Speaker Ryan, Trump and Hillary Clinton.

Haley was born Nimrata Randhawa to parents who had emigrated from Punjab in India to the United States. "As a member of the Trump Cabinet, it is a thrill to be out to dinner without being harassed".

She also poked fun at the mayor's resistance to raids made by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, which goes by the acronym ICE. "It totally prepared me for being a Republican in NY".

She then joked about the president, saying, "Actually, when the president found out that I was Indian-American, he asked me if I was from the same tribe as Elizabeth Warren". While her speech was primary defined by its jabs - at herself and others, including Elizabeth Warren - the most important and telling moment of the speech came when Haley turned serious at its conclusion.Here it is:"In our toxic political life, I've heard some people in both parties describe their opponents as enemies or evil".

"In Syria, where the dictator uses chemicals weapons to murder innocent children, that is evil", the former Republican governor of SC said, adding, "In North Korea, where American student Otto Warmbier was tortured to death, that was evil".

"In America, our political opponents are not evil". 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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