Outgoing UN Ambassador Nikki Haley jokes about Trump at charity dinner

Outgoing UN Ambassador Nikki Haley jokes about Trump at charity dinner

Outgoing UN Ambassador Nikki Haley jokes about Trump at charity dinner

The diplomat delivered the keynote address at an event for the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, making jokes about the Democrat senator whose heritage has been the centre of her discord with the president. He said if I get stuck for laughs, just brag about his accomplishments, ' she added.

Outgoing U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley poked fun at President Donald Trump, his longtime rival Sen. "Actually the president called me this morning and gave me some really good advice. So this year, you wanted to spice things up again, right?" It really killed at the UN. "He said, 'Why don't you resign as United Nations ambassador?' You didn't tell me you were kidding!"

Haley made more jokes at the Smith dinner, as reported by CNN.

Thursday night's speech was the first major public appearance Haley has made since she announced last week her intention to resign from her post at the end of the year. That's the process Haley began on Thursday night in NY.

Haley, 46, a former governor of SC, is the daughter of Indian immigrants.

Warren has in the past claimed to be part Cherokee, a claim that has led to criticism that she played up a thin claim to minority status in order to advance her academic career. But that hasn't stopped some from confusing her Indian heritage with Native Americans - including, she joked, the president.

During recent rallies to drum up support for Republican candidates ahead of the upcoming US November midterm elections, Trump has repeatedly painted Democratic opposition party members as "dangerous" and "extreme", Sputnik previously reported.

"In our toxic political environment, I've heard some people in both parties describe their opponents as enemies or evil", Ms Haley said.

With the weight of United Nations ambassadorship almost off her shoulders, Nikki Haley seems ready to speak her mind and have some laughs.

"In America, our political opponents are not evil", she pointed out, noting that crimes committed against political opponents in Syria and Sudan are real instances of 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".

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