CNN’s Don Lemon regrets saying Nikki Haley past her ‘prime’

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FILE - Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley speaks at an annual leadership meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition, Nov. 19, 2022, in Las Vegas. David McIntosh, the president of the influential Club For Growth group, said Tuesday, Feb. 7, that the group has invited a half dozen potential Republican candidates for the White House to its donor summit in Florida next month including Haley. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) – CNN anchor Don Lemon startled some colleagues on the network’s morning show with his implication that 51-year-old Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley was past her prime.

He was talking about Haley’s proposal the day earlier that politicians over age 75 should be subject to mandatory mental competency tests.

Lemon said a woman is considered to be in her prime in her 20s, 30s and maybe 40s.

Colleagues Poppy Harlow and Audie Cornish noted that citation referred to a woman’s reproductive years.

Lemon later issued a statement that he regretted what he said, calling it “inartful and irrelevant.”

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2/16/2023 2:30:50 PM (GMT -6:00)

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