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An Indian-American outgoing United States ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley has poked fun at President Donald Trump's inflated ego and his cultural ignorance, days after announcing that she would be quitting her position representing America at the world body.
The 46-year-old Haley, on October 9 announced that she is stepping down from her UN position, effective at the end of the year. She has since claimed that she has no ambitions to run for president in 2020.
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During remarks at the 2018 Alfred Smith Dinner in New York, Haley, mocked the president for getting laughed at the UN General Assembly earlier this month - a spectacle that both she and the president said was deliberate, New York Daily Times reported.
The former South Carolina Governor started the speech with a joke about Trump's thin skin.
"Everyone in Washington called me with advice about this speech. They all said the same thing, do not under any circumstances make any jokes about the president. So, good night everybody," she said to laughter from the crowd.
She as well joked regarding the president's ongoing conflict with Senator Elizabeth Warren, who recently released the results of a DNA test that strongly supported the existence of Native American lineage from six to 10 generations ago.
"The president called me this morning and gave me some good advice, he said if I get stuck for laughs just brag about his accomplishments. It really killed at the UN, I've got to tell you," Haley said on Thursday night.
The outgoing ambassador was recalling a moment during the president's UN speech when delegates laughed at him bragging that his administration had, in two years, "accomplished more than almost any in the history of our country".
After that jest, Haley then turned her attention to Warren.
Trump had repeatedly mocked Warren with the nickname for “Pocahontas” for her having claimed earlier that she has Native American ancestry.
"I get it, you wanted an Indian woman but Elizabeth Warren failed her DNA test," Haley said in New York.
She continued to poke fun at Trump's cultural ignorance, the report said.
"Actually, when the President found out that I was Indian-American he asked me if I was from the same tribe as Elizabeth Warren."
The ambassador poked fun a Trump's response to the recent Bob Woodward book.
"The President got really mad at Bob Woodward's book," she said. "The book compared him to a fifth grader. A lot of Democrats seized on that until they realized that they got beaten by the fifth grader."