So what happened to CNN co-host Don Lemon after he made crude sexist remarks about for governor and GOP presidential hopeful Nikki Haley?
Well, he’s getting his CNN This Morning chair back on Wednesday according to CEO Chris Licht who released the info in an email to CNN employees. But he will also have to undergo “formal training” after the comments he made late last week.
“I sat down with Don and had a frank and meaningful conversation. He has agreed to participate in formal training, as well as continuing to listen and learn. We take this situation very seriously,” Licht said.
“It is important to me that CNN balances accountability with … fostering a culture in which people can own, learn and grow from their mistakes. To that end, Don will return to ‘CNN This Morning’ on Wednesday,” he concluded.
Lemon, 56, created an outrage that started with his co-hosts sitting next to him, Poppy Harlow and Kaitlan Collins. But it didn’t end there, it went across the nation.
He claimed that Nikki Haley (R-SC) was no longer “in her prime” at 51 years old.
Haley put out an ad for her bid to win the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, and she suggested that many American politicians were not “in their prime.” She even proposed a cognitive test for those who were over 75 years old when they ran for office.
“This whole talk about age makes me uncomfortable,” Lemon said. “I think it’s the wrong road to go down. She says people, you know, politicians are suddenly not in their prime. Nikki Haley isn’t in her prime,” Lemon said during the morning show.
“Sorry, when a woman is in their prime [is] in [their] 20s and 30s and maybe 40s…”
His female co-hosts were visibly surprised by his thoughtless comment and they objected, but that made him double down even more.
“Don’t shoot the messenger, I’m just saying what the facts are. Google it. Everybody at home, when is a woman in her prime? It says 20s, 30s, and 40s,” Lemon continued. “I’m just saying Nikki Haley should be careful about saying that politicians are not in their prime, and they need to be in their prime when they serve. She would not be in her prime according to Google or whatever it is.”
Nikki Haley responding to Don Lemon's comments about her on CNN:
"I have always made the liberals' heads explode. They can't stand the fact that a minority, conservative, female would not be on the Democratic side." pic.twitter.com/p8FY7eqOgT
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