Don Lemon pathetically apologizes for Nikki Haley exceeding her ‘prime’ at age 51

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The day after, CNN host Don Lemon ridiculously claimed so Nikki Haley— the 51-year-old former South Carolina governor and United Nations ambassador — is no longer “in their heyday‘ during a discussion about CNN this morningLemon issued the staff a predictably weak apology that basically boiled down to “Some of my best friends are women!”

“I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to hurt anyone. I didn’t mean to offend anyone,” Lemon said in a phone call Daily Beast. “What I said came out wrong and I wish I hadn’t said it. I believe that women of any age can do anything they put their minds to. The people I’m closest to in this organization are women.”

“If I make a mistake. I own it and I own this one too. I understand why you are upset and disappointed,” he continued TMZ reported was a 90 second call.

Well, if you’re thinking Lemon’s alleged remorse sounds cheesy from the way he just looked at it Michael Kors show during NYFW, you would be right! However, his apology is quite appropriate given how categorically absurd his comments about Haley were:

In case you missed it, Lemon’s remarks came as co-hosts Poppy Harlow and Kaitlan Collins discussed Haley’s presidential bid and her call for “mandatory mental competency tests” for her colleague older Candidates – those who are over 75 years old.

“I’m uncomfortable with all this old age talk,” Lemon explained. “I think it’s the wrong way to go down the path. She says people, you know, the politicians are suddenly not in their prime anymore. Nikki Haley is not in her prime. Sorry if a woman is in her prime in her 20s and 30s and maybe 40s…”

“Are you talking prime for, eh, birth? Or are you talking about Prime as President?” Harlow replied.

“Don’t shoot the messenger, I’m just stating the facts.” Lemon doubled down. “Google it. Everyone back home, when is a woman in her prime? It says 20s, 30s and 40s. I’m just saying Nikki Haley should be careful when she says politicians aren’t in their prime and she must be in her prime when they serve. According to Google, she wouldn’t be in her prime or whatever.”

Call me crazy but by all Among the many things that could justifiably be criticized for Haley, her age is definitely not one of them.

Of course, Haley had a response of his own: “Liberals can’t stand the idea of ​​running competency tests on senior politicians to make sure they can get the job done. By the way, it’s always the liberals who are the most sexist,” she says tweeted.

Lemon also offered an apology on Twitter. “The reference I made to a woman’s ‘Prime’ this morning was clumsy and irrelevant, as colleagues and loved ones have pointed out, and I regret it.” he tweeted Thursday evening. “A woman’s age doesn’t define her personally or professionally. I have countless women in my life who prove that every day.” We just have to laugh. Don Lemon pathetically apologizes for Nikki Haley exceeding her ‘prime’ at age 51

Adam Bradshaw

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