Nikki Haley Gets Her Revenge on Don Lemon: Firing a ‘Great Day For Women Everywhere’

Nikki Haley taunted Don Lemon following his firing from CNN tweeting that it was "a great day for women everywhere."
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Nikki Haley taunted Don Lemon following his firing from CNN, saying that it was “a great day for women everywhere.”

The Republican presidential candidate enjoyed a little bit of schadenfreude, referencing Lemon’s sexist jab at her in which he said women in their 40s and 50s are “past their prime.”

An initial social media posting pitched her ‘Past My Prime’ and ‘Hold My Beer’ drink koozies adding: “A great day for women everywhere. Now, let’s get men out of women’s sports.”

A second tweet was also fired off after Lemon was separated from the network.

“To women everywhere, don’t ever let anyone tell you you’re past your prime,” she celebrated.

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CNN Says Lemon is Lying About What Happened

Don Lemon’s firing didn’t go smoothly on Monday. CNN’s official statement said that Lemon and the network amicably “parted ways,” but the controversial host said he wasn’t even told by his superiors and was “shocked” by the news.

“After 17 years at CNN I would have thought that someone in management would have had the decency to tell me directly,” he said in a statement.

The CNN communications team took time to refute Lemon’s claim.

“Don Lemon’s statement about this morning’s events is inaccurate,” they said. “He was offered an opportunity to meet with management but instead released a statement on Twitter.”

It seems like an odd time – after he’s been fired – to finally step in and fact-check Lemon, but better late than never.

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Don Lemon Said Women Like Nikki Haley Are Past Their Prime

There are a number of reasons CNN may have finally pulled the plug on Don Lemon, from this author’s best guesses. The comments directed at Nikki Haley surrounded by reports suggesting ‘misogynistic’ behavior could certainly have contributed.

Just weeks ago, he accused Haley, who had just announced her campaign for the White House at 51 years old, and other women in their 40s and 50s, of being “past their prime.”

The comments left female viewers and his co-anchors a little shocked.

Shortly thereafter, a report from Variety claimed the CNN host had a history of engaging in misogynistic and “diva-like” behavior, even outlining an instance in which he reportedly sent threatening texts to a female colleague.

“Now you’ve crossed the line, and you’re going to pay for it,” Lemon allegedly told correspondent Kyra Phillips.

Phillips had received an assignment that Lemon coveted, according to that report.

However, CNN actually defended their embattled anchor, noting the report “relies on anonymous sources and unsubstantiated claims from 10 to 15 years ago.”

Some reports have suggested Lemon’s recent tense interview with Vivek Ramaswamy, in which he mischaracterized the GOP presidential candidate’s comments on the civil war, reduced him to “whatever ethnicity you are,” and insisted black people don’t enjoy freedom in America, played a role in his firing.

That interview “left several CNN leaders exasperated” multiple sources told the New York Post.

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