Outgoing U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley was introduced as the next president of the United States at a white-tie gala in New York where she poked fun at her own Indian heritage, her boss and the current political climate.

Keynote speaker Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, center, shares a light moment as she attends the 73rd Annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in New York. Center left is Archbishop of New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan, and right center is Michael Haley, husband of Nikki Haley. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Keynote speaker Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, center, shares a light moment as she attends the 73rd Annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in New York. Left center is Archbishop of New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan, and right center is Michael Haley, husband of Nikki Haley. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

The former South Carolina governor made the jabs Thursday night at the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, a charity event that raises money for impoverished children.

Keynote speaker Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, is introduced as she attends the 73rd Annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Keynote speaker Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, center, shares a light moment as she attends the 73rd Annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in New York. Left is Archbishop of New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan, and right is Michael Haley, husband of Nikki Haley. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Haley joked she was invited to the event because they wanted an Indian woman, but Sen. Elizabeth Warren failed her DNA test. She also said the president advised her if she gets stuck for laughs just brag about his accomplishments.

Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, center, acknowledges applause after her keynote address at the 73rd Annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in New York. Far left is Archbishop of New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan, and right is Michael Haley, husband of Nikki Haley. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Keynote speaker Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is introduced as she attends the 73rd Annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Keynote speaker Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley addresses the 73rd Annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

The annual roast, hosted by New York Archbishop Cardinal Timothy Dolan, draws luminaries from finance and politics.

Keynote speaker Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley addresses the 73rd Annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Keynote speaker Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley addresses the 73rd Annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Last year’s speaker was House Speaker Paul Ryan.

Source: The Associated Press

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