Nikki R. Haley joked last month in his United Nations speech on Trump's Braggadocio. Once, she said, he asked if she belonged to the same Indian tribe as Senator Elizabeth Warren. And as a member of Mr. Trump's cabinet, she added, "It's exciting to be out for dinner without being bothered."
Thursday night about 17 minutes at the New York Hilton Ballroom, Ms. Haley, Mr. Trump's upcoming United Nations ambassador, tried in front of a crowd of 700 guests at the annual Al Smith charity dinner, a high-profile event of the political and Roman Catholic elite Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan
However, it remains unclear why Ms. Haley left her job at the United Nations in less than two years, and her monologue did nothing to provide answers.
But she joked around it. After breakfasting with Cardinal Dolan a few weeks ago to prepare for her speech, she told the crowd, "Could I do anything to really increase the presence?" And he said, "Why do not you step back as UN Ambassador?" "
Ms. Haley said the President also called her with some advice."
"Bragging about my achievements," she quoted him as Recommendation. "It really is at the UN killed, I have to tell you. "
Ms. Haley is the daughter of immigrants from India, who grew up in the South and became South Carolina's first female governor and first minority governor, so it was a little fun.
The first time the president learned of her Indian heritage, she said, "He asked me if I came from the same tribe as Elizabeth Warren," the Democratic Massachusetts senator, who could challenge Mr. Trump in 2020. He has Ms. Warren's claims of descent from Native American desecration.
The benefit of growing up as a Native American who has been discriminated against in South Carolina, Ms. Haley said, "I was totally prepared for this, Republicans in New York to be. Ms. Haley also verbally abused the New York Times for an article last month that left the false impression that the Trump administration had spent more than $ 52,000 on curtains for their diplomatic residence [The Times corrected the article to clarify that.]
But Ms. Haley was not satisfied, joking that the newspaper merely had "the headline on Obama creating high-paying jobs in the curtain industry." changed.
wife. Haley also complained about other false headlines, including one that said rapist Kanye West had been sworn in as her replacement. "Oh wait, that could really happen," she said. Haley was featured as a guest speaker by dinner supervisor, comedian Jim Gaffigan, who said, "It's amazing how Nikki Haley left this government with such dignity."
Sitting on the three-tier podium at the Hilton Ballroom, Ms. Haley and her husband Michael were surrounded by powerful figures in New York's government, finance, media, real estate, and philanthropy. Among them were Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio, former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Senator Chuck Schumer, former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger, Wall Street financier Stephen A. Schwarzman, and television journalist Maria Bartiromo of Fox News and Jeff Glor from CBS News.
Ms. Haley's keynote speech was the first prominent New York appearance she has made outside the United Nations since she announced last week that she will be leaving the post of Ambassador by the end of the year.
Her message, which surprised many White House officials, immediately sparked recurring speculation that Ms. Haley could run for office again and possibly even challenge Mr. Trump. But Ms. Haley emphatically denied such a prospect when she appeared with the President at the White House on October 9 to formally announce her resignation.
On the contrary, Ms. Haley said she intends to promote Mr. Trump's campaign. Choice. And Mr. Trump said he hopes she will work for him again.
Despite her pledge to be faithful to the President, Ms. Haley is dismissed from the administration to distance herself from Republican setbacks in the November midterm elections less than three weeks away.
Ms. Haley, who came to work with little diplomatic experience, was nevertheless a kind of foreign star in the Trump government and one of the few prominent women. She was seen as a steady voice amid the sales and dysfunction of the White House.
The annual dinner of the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation, as it is officially called, has become a prominent political showcase in its seven decades. 19659002] Keynote speakers included presidents, presidential candidates and diplomats and cultural figures such as Winston Churchill, Tony Blair, John F. Kennedy and Bob Hope.
The speakers often serve self-deprecating jokes, coupled with messages of morality and the charitable work of the foundation, which has raised nearly $ 4 million this year for Catholic children's charities.