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Don Lemon Forced To Apologize For Comments About Nikki Haley

Don Lemon recently issued an apology over the phone to his colleagues after his on-air comments about Nikki Haley. The 56-year-old CNN anchor attempted to make a counterpoint to one of Haley’s early campaign promises. The former South Carolina Governor would like to issue mandatory cognitive tests for any politician over the age of 75 if she becomes President in 2024.

Lemon says he has an issue with “ageism” in this case. He offered a counterpoint to Haley’s “ageism” by saying she would be considered past her prime because of her age and gender. Lemon immediately said that he does not agree with that sentiment but that sentiment does exist. His two female co-hosts were upset, with Poppy Harlow being the most visibly disturbed. Lemon was widely condemned for his comments not because of an attack on a conservative politician, but because of misogyny.

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Don Lemon apologizes to CNN colleagues for sexist remarks: ‘I’m sorry that I said it’ | CNN Business

CNN staffers call for Don Lemon’s ouster after ‘self-serving’ apology

CNN’s Don Lemon apologizes for sexist remarks about Nikki Haley : NPR

Don Lemon Apologizes on CNN Staff Call for Nikki Haley Age Comments, but Network Remains on Alert

CNN’s Chairman Rebukes Don Lemon Over His Nikki Haley Comments – The New York Times

CNN President Chris Licht Condemns Don Lemon’s ‘Upsetting’ Remarks About Nikki Haley | The Daily Caller

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