Don Lemon apologized to everyone but Nikki Haley over sexist comments

By Jen Krausz on
 February 23, 2023

True to form, CNN and Host Don Lemon have not apologized directly to GOP presidential candidate Nikki Haley over sexist comments Lemon made about Haley's age and its impact on the race, as John Nolte of Breitbart pointed out in a piece on Wednesday.

After Haley announced her candidacy and hailed a "new generation" of GOP leadership, Lemon remarked that at 51, Haley was "past her peak" because women peak in their "20s, 30s, and 40s."

He was just miffed that Haley dared bring up age in regard to the presidency, because their candidate is 80 and decades past his prime.

But even his co-hosts Poppy Harlow and Kaitlan Collins were insulted by his characterization. After skipping his show the next morning, Lemon started his apology tour with his cohosts, then moved on to all women, but Haley was not included, of course.

Nolte said he was glad CNN had not apologized. "I don’t want CNN to start behaving like decent human beings or a professional media organization. No, I want CNN and Lemon to continue to expose themselves as the hate-filled, hypocritical, indecent, lying, violence-loving, terrorist-enabling sacks of garbage they are," he wrote.

His apologies were full of "regret," and in the third one he mentioned his colleagues and the audience, but he never addressed Haley.