Please verify

Blaze Media
Watch LIVE

'A great day for women everywhere': Haley hails the news that Lemon is out at CNN

Photo (left): Peter Zay/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images; Photo (right): Cindy Ord/Getty Images

Republican presidential primary candidate Nikki Haley appeared to hail the news on Monday that Don Lemon is out at CNN.

"A great day for women everywhere. Now, let's get men out of women’s sports. #StillInMyPrime," Haley tweeted. She shared the link to a page that invites people to donate to her campaign in order to receive a koozie that bears the messages "PAST MY PRIME?" and "HOLD MY BEER."

"To women everywhere, don't ever let anyone tell you you're past your prime," Haley also tweeted.

Earlier this year, Lemon claimed on air that Haley was not in her "prime" and suggested that a Google search about when women are in their prime would yield results indicating that women are in their prime in their 20s, 30s, and 40s. Haley is 51. Lemon backpedaled after making the controversial remarks, tweeting, "The reference I made to a woman's 'prime' this morning was inartful and irrelevant, as colleagues and loved ones have pointed out, and I regret it. A woman’s age doesn't define her either personally or professionally. I have countless women in my life who prove that every day."

Lemon issued a statement on Monday saying that he had been "terminated" from CNN and that he was shocked by the news.

"I was informed this morning by my agent that I have been terminated by CNN. I am stunned. After 17 years at CNN I would have thought that someone in management would have had the decency to tell me directly. At no time was I ever given any indication that I would not be able to continue to do the work I have loved at the network. It is clear that there are some larger issues at play. With that said, I want to thank my colleagues and the many teams I have worked with for an incredible run. They are the most talented journalists in the business, and I wish them all the best."

CNN announced on Monday that the network and Lemon had "parted ways," but the company pushed back against Lemon's statement, tweeting, "Don Lemon’s statement about this morning’s events is inaccurate. He was offered an opportunity to meet with management but instead released a statement on Twitter."

Like Blaze News? Bypass the censors, sign up for our newsletters, and get stories like this direct to your inbox. Sign up here!

Most recent
All Articles