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Don Lemmon to return to CNN on Wednesday after 'formal training' after Nikki Haley speech

Besieged CNN This morning anchor Don Lemon will return to the show on Wednesday, CNN CEO Chris Licht told staff in a memo Monday night.

Licht added that Lemon, who quit the news network’s freshman morning show due to controversial comments about Nikki Haley, will attend formal training before returning, though no details were provided about his Details of the type of training received will be undertaken.

“Don and I sat down and had a frank and meaningful conversation. He agreed to attend formal training and continue to listen and learn. We take this situation very seriously ,” Licht said in a memo sent Monday night and obtained by The Hollywood Reporter.

“It is important to me that CNN plays a role in accountability and fosters a sense of A balance between cultures growing up. To that end, Don will be back on Wednesday CNN This Morning,” Licht added.

CNN representatives declined to comment.

Last Thursday CNN this morning , Lemon was discussing Haley’s comment that any politics over age should The home conducts a mental ability test 75. (President Joe Biden and Republican candidate Donald Trump are both over the 75 age.)

Discussing her comments, Lemon said the former South Carolina governor 40 was not “in his prime.”

“Nikki Haley wasn’t in her prime, sorry,” Lemon said on Thursday’s show. “A woman is believed to be in 20 and 40s, maybe 40s. If you google “when is a woman’s prime” it says s, 40s and 20s.”

After being widely criticized, Lemon later tried Apologizing on Twitter for his comment . “As my colleagues and lovers have pointed out, I regret this morning’s reference to women’s ‘peak’ as silly and irrelevant,” he tweeted. “A woman’s age does not define her personally or professionally. Countless women in my life prove it every day.”

Friday, Lemon apologized to colleagues on the news network’s daily editorial conference call.

According to a person familiar with the matter, Lemmon is on Presidents Day off , And added that it wasn’t pre-planned ahead of last week’s events, but had to do with the holidays. Lemon also had a day off on Friday, but that was scheduled ahead of Thursday’s live commentary, which put him in a bind. 75



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