Don Lemon Fired By CNN, Hires Same Lawyer As Tucker Carlson

Around the same time that the shocking news of Tucker Carlson leaving Fox News broke, it was revealed that infamous news television host Don “Google it” Lemon is receiving the axe from CNN.

“I was informed this morning by my agent that I have been terminated by CNN,” Lemon posted on social media hours after going on-air Monday morning. “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,” stated Lemon. “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.”

He added that it is transparently obvious that there are bigger issues at play, and concluded by thanking his colleagues and others he has worked with for their time in the business, concluding, “I wish them all the best.”

As was noted by RedState, Lemon drew controversy from the show months ago over comments he made about the then-recently declared Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley.

“Nikki Haley isn’t in her prime,” Lemon proclaimed on a CNN show aired in February. “Sorry, when a woman is considered to be in her prime in her 20s, and 30s, and maybe 40s…”

Upon being asked if he was talking a women’s biological prime, Lemon insisted that he was just stating the facts, and told other co-hosts of the CNN show to “Google it.”

The National Rifle Association (NRA) replied to Lemon’s announcement about his breakup with CNN, sharing a recent clip that showed the former CNN host getting angry at GOP presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy’s remarks surrounding the Second Amendment advocacy group’s role in helping Black Americans exercise their right to bear arms. 

Lemon has lawyered up since his departure, hiring the same attorney as now-former Fox News host Tucker Carlson, according to The Washington Post. The lawyer, Bryan Freedman, has represented numerous major media figures in their lawsuits against legacy media networks in the past, including Megyn Kelly and Chris Cuomo.

Upon representing Kelly after she was fired from NBC over expressing opinions that upset the left, Freedman reportedly managed to secure tens of millions of dollars in settlement money paid out by the network.