CNN’s “CNN This Morning” host Don Lemon was benched Monday following sexist remarks made about 2024 GOP Presidental candidate Nikki Haley.
“CNN This Morning” host Don Lemon has been benched by CNN following sexist remarks made on the Thursday airing. Lemon did not appear on the Monday airing of his morning talk show.
The former prime-time host has been a point of controversy, as a person familiar with the matter told Confider:
“There are ongoing conversations about Don’s future… He is a constant distraction.”
This comes following Thursday’s airing of “CNN This Morning,” when host Don Lemon said that 51-year-old 2024 GOP Presidental Candidate Nikki Haley is:
“…not in her prime.”
The comment shocked many, as many found the comment to be both sexist and agest. Many also noted that Lemon was a staunch Hillary Clinton supporter in 2016 – when at the time, Clinton was 69 years old, yet Lemon never made comments about Clinton being too old or “not in her prime.” Lemon has also steered clear of making comments on Biden’s advanced age, as he is now 80 years old, shows signs of obvious aging and no longer being as sharp as he once was.
Of course, the comments may have been about Haley’s appearance as opposed to Lemon’s possible opinion that Haley has lost some of her cognitive ability, which may result in a larger issue if the intention behind his comments was based on Haley’s appearance.
During CNN’s daily editorial meeting, Don Lemon apologized to his colleagues for his comment, saying:
“I’m sorry that I said it… And I certainly see why people found it completely misguided.”
“When I make a mistake, I own it” Adding, “And I own this one as well.”