Don Lemon, a former CNN presenter, is back with a new program on Elon Musk's social media site X, which Lemon called “the biggest space for free speech in the world.”
“I heard you… The 57-year-old pundit said Tuesday that he was returning, larger, braver, and freer.
Lemon says he was “stunned” to lose his 17-year cable news position in April. He said he didn't see his firing coming, but CNN accused the senior reporter of posting a statement on social media instead of meeting with management.
Lemon resigned after saying 51-year-old Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley was past her “prime.”
Like Tucker Carlson, he left Fox News on bad terms and joined X. Carlson left Fox News in April and joined social media in May, praising X for encouraging “free speech” like Lemon did Tuesday.
Lemon said, “I know now more than ever we need a place for honest debate and discussion without the hall monitors.”
Musk, who started dating Lemon after he left CNN, welcomed him home Tuesday. The terms of Lemon's relocation to X are unknown.
Musk has failed to attract advertisers after buying Twitter for $44 billion in October 2022, renaming it to X, and reintroducing controversial individuals expelled for provocative speech. Fidelity estimates X lost around 71% of its value under Musk by 2023.