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Haley: Trump Asked If Elizabeth Warren and I Were 'From the Same Tribe'

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Outgoing UN Ambassador Nikki Haley

By    |   Friday, 19 October 2018 12:09 PM

Outgoing UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, who is Indian-American, said at the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner that President Donald Trump asked if she and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., are “from the same tribe.”

Haley, who will step down from her role in the Trump administration after the upcoming midterm elections, was introduced as the “next president of the United States,” according to ABC News. She said in her keynote address that the organizers “wanted an Indian woman, but Elizabeth Warren failed her DNA test,” in a reference to Warren’s releasing a DNA test to prove her Native American ancestry.

"Actually, when the president found out that I was Indian-American, he asked if I was from the same tribe as Elizabeth Warren," she added.

The annual dinner is known for giving politicians a chance to crack jokes. Haley also said that Attorney General “Jeff Sessions wanted to be here, but he recused himself. Actually I saw Jeff Sessions earlier today, but not in New York, I saw him on LinkedIn looking for a job."

She also joked about the president’s recent address to the UN General Assembly, in which audience members laughed when Trump boasted that his “administration has accomplished more than almost any in the history of our country.”

Trump “said if I get stuck for laughs, just brag about his accomplishments,” she continued. “It really killed at the U.N., I got to tell you."

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Outgoing UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, who is Indian-American, said at the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner that President Donald Trump asked if she and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., are “from the same tribe.”
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