'So this year you wanted to spice things up again, right?
Warren claimed Native American heritage when she applied to become a faculty member at Harvard University.
"Actually, when the president found out that I was Indian American, he asked me if I was from the same tribe as Elizabeth Warren", Haley told the NY fundraiser.
"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.
Haley, who will keep her post at the United Nations until the end of the year, acknowledged that she had tough shoes to fill as keynote speaker, an honor most-recently bestowed to House Speaker Ryan, Trump and Hillary Clinton. "Let me tell you", Haley said.
"In the last two years, I've seen true evil", she added.More news: Missing Wisconsin Girl Was Present When Parents Were Shot to Death: Sheriff
That was a reference to an embarrassing moment last month when Mr Trump boasted in an address to the UN General Assembly that his administration had accomplished more in two years than "almost any administration" in American history, prompting laughter in the chamber.
The US president expressed hope that Haley would return to his administration in a different role, while Haley thanked the president for allowing her the "honor of a lifetime" to serve as the nation's UN ambassador.
She made note of another no-show at the dinner.
The former SC governor also delivered punchlines about rapper Kanye West and Trump's embattled attorney general, Jeff Sessions. 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.
"I saw Jeff Sessions earlier today - not in NY".
Ms Haley recounted that as she prepared for the dinner - hosted by Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan and attended by the state's political elites - Mr Trump gave her some advice. The soon-to-be-ex-Trump-staffer also appeared to use the event to rebuke her boss' recent rhetoric on political opposition.