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Don Lemon Says He Regrets Feedback About Ladies In Their “Prime” – News

Don Lemon expressed remorse for feedback he made on CNN This Morning on Thursday that triggered a backlash from GOP presidential candidate Nikki Haley and others, in addition to pushback from one in all Lemon’s personal co-hosts.

Within the phase, Lemon and co-hosts Poppy Harlow and Kaitlan Collins have been speaking about Haley’s proposal that candidates over the age of 75 take competency assessments, given their age.

“This who discuss age makes me uncomfortable,” Lemon stated. “I feel it’s the fallacious highway to go down. She says that folks, politicians or one thing will not be of their prime. Nikki Haley isn’t in her prime, sorry, when a lady is taken into account to be in her prime in her 20s and 30s and perhaps 40s.”

“Wait,” Harlow stated. “Prime for what?”

“It relies upon. It’s identical to prime, when you look it up. In the event you Google, ‘when is a lady in her prime, it’ll say, ’20s, 30s and 40s.’”

Harlow responded, “40s. So I bought one other decade.”

Lemon added, “I don’t agree with that.”

Haley blasted the comment, writing on Twitter, “Liberals can’t stand the thought of getting competency assessments for older politicians to ensure they’ll do the job. BTW it’s all the time the liberals who’re essentially the most sexist.” After all, the competency check wouldn’t simply apply to say, Joe Biden, however Haley’s GOP rival, Donald Trump. She has staked part of her marketing campaign on the concept the nation must go management to the subsequent era. Haley went on to retweet quite a few different criticisms of Lemon’s feedback.

In a Twitter put up on Thursday afternoon, Lemon wrote, “The reference I made to a lady’s ‘prime’ this morning was inartful and irrelevant, as colleagues and family members have identified, and I remorse it. A lady’s age doesn’t outline her both personally or professionally. I’ve numerous ladies in my life who show that day by day.”