Megyn Kelly reportedly slammed CNN anchor Don Lemon on Thursday for what she claimed was his pattern of sexist behavior.
Kelly claimed that Lemon had a “history” of making “sexist” comments to his female coworkers in the aftermath of his remarks about Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley not being in her “prime.”
She then proceeded to provide the documentation to back up her claim.
During Sirius XM’s “The Megyn Kelly Show” podcast, the host was discussing Lemon’s remark that Haley “isn’t in her prime” following her presidential announcement on Tuesday with guests Jim Geraghty and Michael Brendan Dougherty.
“The latest comment that he has made I would submit to you is just the latest in a series of truly sexist comments by this guy. I don’t know how much longer CNN can allow this to go on. … I’m so irritated by this guy, and, honestly, his misogyny — and I don’t use that word about a lot of people — but there’s a pattern with him. The absurdity of suggesting that a woman is past her prime when she is 51 years old, like Nikki Haley.” Kelly said.
“And by the way, what an insult to people like Dana Bash, who’s 51 and his colleague at CNN. Sorry, ‘past your due date.’ What does he mean by ‘prime’? The co-anchor [Poppy Harlow] had an instinct that this was offensive, but frankly wasn’t effective enough to actually shove it down his throat and recognize — are you referring to childbearing years? Because that is something women can mostly only do in their 20s, 30s, and 40s. And he wouldn’t even sign on to that. Just childbearing is not what determines whether a woman is in her prime.” she continued.
“This is a pattern with him. … He doesn’t understand anything about women, about America, about prime. He’s 56, by the way. I guess he’d be the first to tell you he’s still in his prime…” she added.”
“…this guy is an abusive, sexist jerk. And it’s time for him to go.” Kelly remarked at the end of the segment.
Despite widespread criticism after Lemon made the comments and in spite of his history of making questionable comments about women Lemon remains employed with CNN.