Haley later poked fun at the lack of free press in Iran saying, "They still think John Kerry is secretary of state".
"Actually the president called me this morning and gave me some really good advice", she went on to say. "So this year, you wanted to spice things up again, right?"
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. I get it. You wanted an Indian woman, but Elizabeth Warren failed her DNA test'.
"Actually when the president found that I was Indian-American, he asked me if I was from the same tribe as Elizabeth Warren", Haley added.
Several weeks ago, Trump announced that Haley would leave her post at the end of 2018.
Haley was the keynote speaker at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, an annual white-tie gala that benefits Catholic charities and is hosted by by the Archbishop of New York, Cardinal Timothy Dolan. "As a member of the Trump Cabinet, it is a thrill to be out to dinner without being harassed", Haley said.
"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, '" Haley said. "It really killed at the U.N., I got to tell you." she added, referring to an incident at the U.N. General Assembly last month when audience members laughed after Trump said his "administration has accomplished more than nearly any in the history of our country".
US President Donald Trump is now interviewing 3 women and 2 men for the post of United Nations envoy. "It really killed at the United Nations, I got to tell you".
"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".
"I saw Jeff Sessions earlier today - not in NY".
Haley, who announced her conscious uncoupling from the Trump administration last week, was the keynote speaker at the high profile fundraiser in honor of the former governor of NY.
"The president got really mad at Bob Woodward's book", she said. And, somewhat amazingly, she emerged nearly entirely unscathed: Trump (and, therefore, his supporters) like her and her overall approval ratings with the general public are also quite good.
"We're all happy for you in one way, but we hate to lose [you]".
Haley continued, with Trump still in her cross-hairs.