Key Words: Don Lemon apologizes for his ‘completely misguided’ comments about Nikki Haley’s ‘prime’

by | Feb 17, 2023 | Stock Market

CNN anchor Don Lemon apologized again on Friday for comments he made about former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, who announced Wednesday that she is running for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination, is no longer in her “prime.” “I’m sorry that I said it,” Lemon told his CNN colleagues.. “And I certainly see why people found it completely misguided.”

“When I make a mistake, I own it,” Lemon added. “And I own this one as well.” Lemon’s full comments about Haley can be seen below. “This whole talk about age makes me uncomfortable. I think it’s the wrong road to go down. She says people, you know, politicians or something are not in their prime,” Lemon said about the 51-year-old Haley. “Nikki Haley isn’t in her prime, sorry. A woman is considered to be in her prime in her 20s and 30s and maybe 40s.” Lemon was referring to Haley’s call for politicians over the age of 75 to take “mandatory mental-competency tests,” a not-so-subtle jab at President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump, both of whom are older than that. During the TV segment, fellow CNN host Poppy Harlow pressed Lemon on what he meant when he referred a woman’s prime. “It depends, just like ‘prime,’ if you look it up, if you Google it, when is a woman in her prime, it’ll say 20s, 30s and 40s,” the 56-year-old Lemon continued. “I’m not saying I agree with that. I think she has to be careful about saying that, you know, politicians are in their prime.”

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