Former Trump White Home advisor Kellyanne Conway had her knives out for fired CNN anchor Don Lemon on Monday night time, calling him a misogynist who community execs admitted by no means ready for his job.
Lemon was crucial of Conway in her function as an advisor to former President Donald Trump, even at one level publicly criticizing then co-worker Chris Cuomo for giving her a platform on his present.
The previous primetime and most lately morning present host was sensationally fired by CNN after 17 years on Monday.
Conway, showing on Fox Information’ Hannity, didn’t maintain again on her ideas about Lemon, after saying that she’d ‘been ready for years’ to dish on him, calling Lemon ‘imply, misogynist and unrepentant.’
‘I would like you to know this as a result of that is the distinction between Don Lemon and [Hannity] and different folks, he was all the time unprepared,’ she stated to Hannity, joking that ‘I am pretty certain he is watching this program.’
Former Trump White Home advisor Kellyanne Conway had her knives out for fired CNN anchor Don Lemon on Monday night time, calling him a misogynist who community execs admitted by no means ready
She added that when she attended a Kennedy Middle Operate, a CNN govt roughly admitted ‘he is all the time unprepared.’
CNN’s communications crew denied Lemon’s claims that he’d been sacked with out ceremony, saying his ‘assertion about this morning’s occasions is inaccurate. He was provided a chance to satisfy with administration however as a substitute launched a press release on Twitter.’
Conway made gentle of that, saying: ‘Lemons, by their very nature and design, are bitter. And I might say Don Lemon’s probably the most bitter of all of them.’
She additionally stated that he ‘screamed’ at morning co-host Kaitlin Collins, noting he is ‘sufficiently old to be her father.’
Conway lastly stated of latest CNN chief Chris Licht’s firing of Lemon: ‘It is the primary time he is actually proven some moxie.’
In a press release posted to Twitter, Lemon wrote: ‘I used to be knowledgeable this morning by my agent that I’ve been terminated by CNN. I’m surprised. After 17 years at CNN I’d have thought somebody in administration would have had the decency to inform me immediately.
‘At no time was I ever given any indication that I’d not be capable of proceed to do the work I’ve liked on the community.
‘It’s clear that there are some bigger points at play. With that stated, I wish to thank my colleagues and the various groups I’ve labored with for an unbelievable run. They’re probably the most proficient journalists within the enterprise, and I want all of them one of the best.’
Lemon was crucial of Conway in her function as an advisor to former President Donald Trump, even at one level publicly criticizing then co-worker Chris Cuomo for giving her a platform on his present
Community CEO Chris Licht confirmed the firing in an inner message, thanking Lemon for 17 years on air and telling workers he would ‘eternally be part of the CNN household.’
Licht added that he was ‘dedicated’ to the success of CNN This Morning, the flailing morning information present Lemon had been helming with anchors Poppy Harlow and Kaitlan Collins.
Lemon signed off from the present at 8:56am Monday morning, saying ‘Bye everybody,’ with a wave. Little greater than three hours later at 12:14pm, he introduced his shock firing in a tweet.
Shortly after information of Lemon’s firing broke, a supply instructed DailyMail.com ‘Don was given each indication when he made the faux a** apology for his disgusting feedback and, nonetheless, nobody wished something to do with him.’
They continued, ‘Nobody owes him something. He ought to have had the decency to not be a misogynistic, sexist POS.’
Lemon waves goodbye on the finish of CNN This Morning – a second that may show to be his ultimate look as a CNN anchor after 17 years with the community
CNN anchor Don Lemon was fired from the community on Monday after months of controversy
Don Lemon tweeted out his outrage that he had been fired from CNN on Monday afternoon
‘Don actually believed he was going to all the time get a get out of jail free card as a result of he’s black and homosexual, which labored to his benefit till it could not.’
‘It would not matter what colour you might be or what your sexuality is. He misplaced the respect of all the girls on workers, and nobody wished to work with him.’
‘Even after this, he nonetheless acted no in a different way and would give the ladies he labored with perspective as a result of he might sense that they felt a sure means nonetheless.
‘Good riddance and good luck getting a job elsewhere.’
Lemon has been mired in controversy in latest months following mounting claims about his misogyny on the community.
Throughout a section of CNN This Morning in February, Lemon stated that girls who had been older than 40 years outdated had been ‘previous their prime,’ inflicting outrage amongst staffers and viewers alike.
He made the feedback whereas discussing presidential candidate Nikki Haley’s proposal that politicians ages 75 and up ought to face psychological competency exams
Lemon, who at 56 is 5 years older than Haley, 51, stated the politician ought to tread evenly on the subject as a result of ‘a lady is of their prime in 20s and 30s and perhaps 40s.’
Harlow and Collins responded with obvious incredulity to the remark, just for Lemon to double down and demand that if viewers ‘Google it’ they might see he was proper.
Each co-anchors reportedly stormed off the set after the section, and Lemon’s place on the community was solid into doubt as staffers and viewers alike referred to as for his sacking over what they stated was simply one other incident in a protracted sample of troubling misogynistic conduct from Lemon.
Sources inside CNN instructed DailyMail.com that feminine had been telling administration to select between them and Lemon, saying ‘if Don would not go, others have threatened to stop’.
‘Persons are harm by his actions and are usually not going to let this go. It’s like each girl over 50 in America has taken this as a private insult. The feminine staffers at CNN undoubtedly have. He must make his trip a everlasting one,’ the supply stated.
Lemon was not ousted on the time nevertheless, and as a substitute was compelled to ship an apology to staffers, saying ‘What I stated got here out mistaken and I want I hadn’t stated it. I consider girls of any age can do something they set their minds to. The folks I’m closest to on this group are girls.’
CNN CEO Chris Licht confirmed the firing of Don Lemon on Monday
Lemon rose to glory within the Trump years whereas as CNN’s primetime liberal mouthpiece below the management of former CEO Jeff Zucker.
However after Trump left workplace and CNN’s rankings began to plummet, Zucker was ousted and his alternative, Licht, vowed to return CNN to extra even-keeled journalism.
Final November Lemon was bumped to CNN This Morning, the place he broadcast alongside the 40-year-old Harlow and 30-year-old rising star Collins, and reportedly spent the next months griping about his new posting.
Issues began on the mistaken foot when Harlow and Collins accused him of mansplaining why the US males’s soccer crew ought to receives a commission greater than girls’s – regardless of the crew’s lack of success.
Lemon insisted that he was joking when he stated that males had been ‘extra attention-grabbing to observe,’ and added ‘You can not make folks turn into involved in one thing they aren’t involved in.’
Upon receiving swift pushback from Harlow, he rapidly caveated his opinion with the blanket assertion, saying ‘I am not sexist.’
Don Lemon as soon as reigned supreme within the primetime slot at CNN throughout Trump’s presidency
Lemon was former CNN’s CEO Jeff Zucker’s primetime liberal mouthpiece for years
Days later throughout a December 8 section, Lemon steamrollered by way of Collins as she tried to get a phrase in throughout a dialogue concerning the launch of Brittney Griner.
Through the clearly tense change, Collins may very well be heard attempting to supply perception, whereas an clearly irritated Lemon at first appeared to disregard her, then appeared proper at her as he continued on along with his sentence.
After pausing for a second, Lemon continued talking with out as soon as acknowledging what Collins had stated. He spoke for an additional 40 seconds earlier than permitting Collins into the dialogue.
The incident reportedly sparked a ‘screaming’ meltdown from the previous primetime host, who was irate at Collins for interrupting him, in keeping with the New York Publish.
Licht was supposedly surprised on the information and instructed Lemon to take the next break day to ‘cool off.’
After a very icy on-screen reunion following studies of Lemon’s meltdown, Collins was despatched to Capitol Hill to cowl President Biden’s State of the Union Deal with.
After Collins completed a broadcast of an interview to the present, Harlow started praising her reporting earlier than Lemon abruptly reduce in to speak concerning the significance of fact-checking.
Harlow pressed on to say, ‘That is why we have now Kaitlan Collins on the Hill fact-checking in actual time’, however Lemon continued ‘I simply cant consider that we’re right here’ and compelled producers to cease commercial-break music to complete his level.
CNN This Morning co-host Don Lemon will get defensive about his stance that nobody actually desires to observe girls’s soccer
Lemon reportedly angered each his CNN This Morning co-hosts, Kaitlan Collins (left) and Poppy Harlow (proper), along with his on-set conduct
Issues got here to a head in February in the course of the dialogue about GOP presidential candidate Nikki Haley’s proposal that politicians ages 75 and up ought to face psychological competency exams, Lemon stated discussing age in politics was ‘the mistaken street to go down,’ then rapidly went down that street.
‘She says folks, you already know, politicians are abruptly not of their prime. Nikki Haley is not in her prime. Sorry, when a lady is of their prime in 20s and 30s and perhaps 40s,’ he stated.
Harlow reduce Lemon off, asking ‘What are you speaking about? Prime for what?’ earlier than Lemon pressed on whereas insisting ‘That is not in keeping with me.’
‘It relies upon. It is similar to, prime. For those who look it up. For those who Google ‘What’s a lady in her prime’ it will say 20s, 30s, 40s,’ he stated. ‘I am not saying I agree with that. So, I feel she must be cautious about saying that, you already know, politicians are of their prime.’
‘Are you speaking about prime for, like, childbearing? Or are you speaking about prime for being president?’ Harlow requested.
‘Do not shoot the messenger, I am simply saying what the details are,’ Lemon responded. ‘Google it. Everyone at dwelling, when is a lady in her prime? It says 20s, 30s and 40s.’
‘I am simply saying Nikki Haley must be cautious about saying that politics are usually not of their prime, they usually must be of their prime once they serve. She wouldn’t be in her prime in keeping with Google or no matter it’s.’
Don Lemon defends his declare that girls over 40-years outdated are ‘previous their prime’
Don Lemon instructed viewers to ‘Google it’ when his co-hosts pushed again on his claims about girls being ‘previous their prime’ over 40-years outdated
Don Lemon requested SE Cupp whether or not she misplaced her prepare of thought due to ‘mommy mind’
All through the interplay, Lemon directed all of his feedback to Harlow, whereas Collins remained out of the fray. Later in the course of the present when CNN podcast host Audie Cornish joined and questioned Lemon’s level, he refused to again down.
‘The thought of prime that you simply Google on the web, that is about sexual and reproductive prime, that is not really about psychological well being and getting older.’ Cornish stated. ‘Nobody goes take a look at Nikki Haley and say, ‘is she in her prime or not?”
Lemon responded, ‘Eh, I do not know.’
Harlow reportedly stormed off the set after the change, in keeping with a report from the New York Publish.
Lemon’s feedback left CNN staffers upset about yet one more questionable incident involving the beleaguered host, in keeping with The Every day Beast.
‘There have been grumbles of mansplaining,’ a supply stated, ‘And the way for much longer the ladies ought to should be talked all the way down to earlier than there is a change.’
Quite a few staffers additionally complained internally about Lemon’s present, the Every day Beast reported.
Again in September, Lemon was additionally accused of misogyny after asking a Republican panelist SE Cupp, 43, whether or not she was affected by ‘mommy mind’ after dropping her prepare of thought.
After Cupp completed her level, Lemon ignored what she stated and as a substitute targeted on her verbal lapse.
‘Is it honest to say this, as a result of I am not a mommy, however is it mommy mind?’ he requested.
Cupp appeared bewildered by the query as a silence hung over the panel for a second.
‘No,’ she lastly stated, drawing the phrase out, ‘I simply forgot what I used to be going to say.’
Lemon’s conduct in direction of girls goes a lot farther again. In 2018 he was referred to as out for repeatedly interrupting two feminine commentators on a panel, then instructed one other male panelist to not interrupt and let the ladies end their factors.
Then in June 2021, Lemon was referred to as out on social media in June of 2021, accused of interrupting and being impolite to panelist Brianna Kielar.
The pair had been discussing then-president Trump and the Republican social gathering, the place Lemon described him because the ‘Wizard of OZ’.
Host Brianna makes an attempt to make a degree, and Don rapidly says, ‘cling on Brianna, please,’ and continued on along with his opinion.
Some on Twitter stated he ‘dressed down’ his feminine co-worker, accusing him of speaking to girls ‘similar to Donald Trump.’
And whereas interviewing Joan Tarshis, a lady who accused Invoice Cosby of forcing her into oral-sex, Lemon drew fireplace for asking her why she did not cease him from raping her by biting his penis.