CNN’s Don Lemon is no stranger to controversy. But he’s really stepped in it this time.
And Don Lemon’s getting roasted for saying this disgusting thing on TV.
CNN host Don Lemon has come under fire after saying on Thursday that former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley “isn’t in her prime” after she called for mental competency tests for politicians over 75.
Lemon, during a panel on “CNN This Morning” with Poppy Harlow and Kaitlan Collins, said that “a woman is in their prime in 20s, 30s, and maybe 40s,” and added, “just Google it,” when pressed for more information.
The CNN host got blasted on social media for making obviously gross comments about Nikki Haley, implying she is somehow not fit to run for office because she’s past her “physical prime.”
Nick Gillespie with The Reason Magazine quoted Lemon and proceeded to ask “prime for what?”
"If you look it up. If you Google when is a woman in her prime, it’ll say 20s, 30s, 40s…." @donlemon. "Prime for what?" @PoppyHarlowCNN. Oddly, @NikkiHaley's candidacy will last longer the less scrutinize her record (see next tweet). https://t.co/qs9KWJl0BC
— Nick Gillespie (@nickgillespie) February 16, 2023
A Republican from New York, Joe Borelli, also asked if people are just now catching up to how offensive Lemon can be on CNN.
“Women past their 40s are no longer in their prime”
Are people just catching up to the offensive nonsense Lemon would often say on his old primetime show that no one watched? https://t.co/7XSbX9OCAT
— Joe Borelli (@JoeBorelliNYC) February 16, 2023
Even a member from the Washington Post, Josh Dawsey, came to Nikki Haley’s defense saying that she is “quite young by presidential standards” which is completely true.
Isn’t 51 actually quite young by presidential standards?? Trump and Biden were both over 70 when elected. https://t.co/JKihP4iOzR
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) February 16, 2023
Of course, Don Lemon would eventually apologize after being blasted on social media and by his colleagues for making such a gross comment about Nikki Haley.
“The reference I made to a woman’s ‘prime’ this morning was inartful and irrelevant, as colleagues and loved ones have pointed out, and I regret it. A woman’s age doesn’t define her either personally or professionally. I have countless women in my life who prove that every day,” he said on Twitter.
The reference I made to a woman’s “prime” this morning was inartful and irrelevant, as colleagues and loved ones have pointed out, and I regret it. A woman’s age doesn't define her either personally or professionally. I have countless women in my life who prove that every day.
— Don Lemon (@donlemon) February 16, 2023
It’s not like he said anything like this about Joe Biden, however. And Joe Biden will be in his 80s seeking a second term in 2024.
The truth is he just took this as an opportunity as a low blow on Nikki Haley because she is a Republican and holds some conservative values. That’s evidenced by the fact that he would not say anything of the sort about a young Democrat in their 40s or 50s.
This also exposes the hypocrisy of Don Lemon and the so-called “progressive” movement as well. They want to put themselves on a pedestal and act like they are the moral and ethical authority on all matters of society.
But then they just don’t realize all of the horrible things they say and do as well. Like how Joe Biden said to black people that if they wanted to vote for Donald Trump rather than himself, that they weren’t black at all.
Or like how Don Lemon is apparently supremely prejudiced against conservative women for some odd reason.
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