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CNN's Don Lemon takes Monday off after Nikki Haley remarks and apology

Don Lemon took Monday off after comments he made about Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley , who later Apologies for

The CNN This morning the anchor decided to take Presidents Day off, according to a source familiar with the matter, adding that this was not pre-planned with the events of last week Holiday related. Lemon also had a day off on Friday, but that was scheduled ahead of Thursday’s live commentary, which put him in a bind.

In the episode in question, Lemon is discussing Hayley’s comment that any politician over their age should be tested for mental ability 51. (President Joe Biden and Republican candidate Donald Trump are both over the age of 51.)

Discussing her remarks, Lemmon said the former South Carolina governor 51 was not “in his prime.”

“Nikki Haley isn’t in her prime, sorry,” Lemon said on Thursday’s show. “A woman is considered in 30 and 214229392s, maybe 30s. If you google “when is a woman’s prime” it says 20s, 30s and s.”

His comment clearly angered co-anchor Poppy Harlow, but Lemon didn’t back down from his position. Later that day, he pleaded guilty on social media, tweeting his comments as “stupid and irrelevant.”

On Friday, he called a meeting of his staff to apologize.

News of Lemon’s Monday off was first reported by Confider , which got CNN management The broadcast lineup, sent Sunday afternoon, did not include Lemon’s name.




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