It didn’t take long for criticism of Nikki Haley to pour in from the left following her presidential campaign launch, but Don Lemon quickly stepped too far over the line.
While trying to swat down Haley’s criticism about President Joe Biden’s advanced age, he accidentally swung too hard and hit a hornet’s nest. While his female co-hosts rushed to set him straight, his remarks did not escape the former United Nations ambassador’s notice.
“Liberals can’t stand the idea of having competency tests for older politicians to make sure they can do the job,” Haley tweeted on Thursday. “BTW it’s always the liberals who are the most sexist.”
Liberals can’t stand the idea of having competency tests for older politicians to make sure they can do the job.
BTW it’s always the liberals who are the most sexist. pic.twitter.com/PzpniQFLff
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) February 16, 2023
“Sorry,” Lemon said. “When a woman is in their prime, in 20s and 30s and maybe 40s…”
“What are you talking — Wait…” interjected Poppy Harlow.
“That’s not according to me,” Lemon said in a desperate attempt to defend himself.
“Prime for what?” Harlow pressed.
“It depends. It’s just like, prime,” Lemon flailed. “If you look it up. If you Google when is a woman in her prime, it’ll say 20s, 30s, 40s.”
But Harlow and Haley aren’t the only ones who noticed Lemon’s degrading statements:
Don Lemon stepped in it at least twice in a big way.
1) If Nikki Haley is past her prime then Hillary Clinton has completely expired.
2) Do men get labeled “past their prime”?
— Sandi Titus (@SandiTitus1) February 16, 2023
Don Lemon: “Nikki Haley isn’t in her prime. Sorry, When a woman is in their prime in 20s and 30s and maybe 40s…”
Kamala Harris is 58.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) February 16, 2023
Don Lemon says Nikki Haley is past her prime. YES, it’s a brain dead remark but if anybody knows about being past their prime it’s a guy who got booted from Primetime for not having any viewers.
— Jimmy Failla (@jimmyfailla) February 16, 2023
Don Lemon is well past his “prime.”
Source: Don Lemon pic.twitter.com/AmEuCEo9rl
— Andrew Follett (@AndrewCFollett) February 16, 2023
should be noted that Don Lemon is no longer in his prime either pic.twitter.com/ANMWDSr85Q
— Kevin McMahon (@Kevin__McMahon) February 16, 2023
Dear Don Lemon,
Our president is 80 yrs old.
Why are you worried about Nikki Haley being in her prime? You sound like a shallow, sexist dweeb. You’re also terrible at your job.
She’s 5 years younger than you. Lie down for a nap and think about what you’ve done.
— It’s Ma’am, PhDelightful (@ItsGoneAwry) February 16, 2023
Just thinking about the reporting process that went into this. Don Lemon heard Haley talking about politicians being past their prime, so he googled “when are women in their prime” and decided that was an authoritative metric of presidential fitness. Remarkable. https://t.co/pJNidR6xno
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) February 16, 2023
If anyone knows what it’s like to not be in prime time, it’s Don Lemon.
— Cassandra (@CassyWearsHeels) February 16, 2023
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