CNN anchor Don Lemon referred to as right into a employees assembly Friday to apologize for calling former South Carolina governor and 2024 presidential candidate Nikki Haley previous her prime.
Lemon had the break day from CNN This Morning on Friday — a break that was scheduled earlier than Thursday’s on-air dustup — however provided an apology to co-workers throughout a each day editorial name on the information community. Sources say he owned as much as his badly chosen phrases and stated he stands towards sexism and racism. He additionally thanked his feminine colleagues. (TMZ first reported Lemon apologizing on the decision.)
His apology Friday got here a day after saying the 51-year-old Haley wasn’t “in her prime” after Haley, in saying her candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination, stated there must be a psychological competency take a look at for any politician over age 75 — one thing that may apply to each President Joe Biden and fellow Republican candidate Donald Trump.
“Nikki Haley isn’t in her prime, sorry,” Lemon stated on Thursday’s present. “A girl is taken into account to be of their prime in 20s and 30s and possibly 40s. In case you Google ‘when is a girl in her prime,’ it’ll say 20s, 30s and 40s.”
Lemon’s feedback visibly rankled co-anchor Poppy Harlow, who challenged Lemon’s touch upon air. He didn’t stroll them again throughout the present however later Thursday tweeted that his reference to a girl’s prime was “inartful and irrelevant.”