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CNN's Don Lemon defends questioning Karine Jean-Pierre about Biden's mental fitness: 'It's our job'

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  CNN host Don Lemon joined "New Day" on Wednesday to discuss his interview with White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre the previous night, during which she criticized his questioning.  Jean-Pierre laughed off a question from Lemon about Biden's mental fitness amid reporting from The New York Times about members of the Democratic Party having concerns about Biden's leadership ability.  Lemon said it was his job to ask these questions and Jean-Pierre's job to answer these types of questions as a spokesperson for the administration.  The CNN host said that people should know the "health, history, both physically and mentally" of the president of the U.S., and noted that journalists and media pundits "certainly" questioned former President Donald Trump's health.  He said that the president is a "nice man" but he is going to be 80-years-old and as a man in his 50s, Lemon himself has "trouble recalling things.

CNN media analyst on Kimmel interview: Biden could use 'exposure' that isn't 'too challenging' for him

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 During a Wednesday discussion about President Biden's upcoming interview with late night host Jimmy Kimmel, CNN media analyst Bill Carter said that the president could use some "exposure that may not be too, you know, challenging for him." "New Day" host Brianna Keilar asked Carter what he thought the president was "hoping to achieve" in appearing on a late night show while suffering from low approval ratings. The president is set to join Jimmy Kimmel on Wednesday for his first major interview in over 100 days.  "Clearly this is an appearance meant to, you know, give him a forum where he can be relaxed and maybe have some laughs and joke around, and you know it will be a positive thing for him," Carter said.  He added that with late night shows, presidential candidates usually do it for exposure purposes but that it is rarely done by sitting presidents. Former president Barack Obama was the first sitting president to appear on l