Don Lemon leapt on a CNN staff call Friday early morning to apologize for his sexist on-air remark Thursday that ladies are not in their prime after their 40s … however it did not discuss well.
Sources with direct understanding inform TMZ … Don leapt on for just 90 seconds to address what he stated about Nikki Haley and, for that matter, all ladies.
He stated he didn’t suggest what he stated, including he’s going to continue to battle discrimination versus ladies. He basically stated a few of his buddies are ladies, mentioning his relationships with Dana Bash, Erin Burnett, Amy Entelis, and his mama and sis.
We’re informed some individuals on the call talked later and called Don “tone deaf,” with one stating it appears like Don was providing himself congratulations for owning his error.
The embattled anchor had the day of rest Friday … this after infuriating his cohost Poppy Harlow with his remark. Although, our sources state his day of rest had actually been arranged ahead of time.
As you most likely understand, Haley stated Wednesday she desired an obligatory psychological proficiency test for political leaders over 75 … something that would target both Biden and Trump. That’s when Lemon fired back at Haley, stating, “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.”