CNN host Don Lemon is no stranger to controversy. He has thin skin, we all know this. I’d even go as far as to say most Liberals have thin skin. So when you’ve got an uber-liberal who’s got his own liberal show on a leftist “fake news” cable network, you’d expect all these meltdowns live on air.
Don Lemon has even been known to cry live on air, especially when talking about President Trump and all his horrible hurtful policies. The rest of the time Lemon bleeds out a stream of liberality, applauding Democrats and berating Republicans.
Apparently, Trenton Garmon knows that. Garmon is Roy Moore’s lawyer, and he appeared on Don Lemon’s show on Sunday night to discuss the accusations that the Alabama Senate candidate had sexually harassed teen girls nearly 40 years ago.
The CNN appearance was about to be a hit job, he knew that, Garmon thanked Lemon for having him on the segment and told him that he hoped the host would “take it easy” on him. “Hopin’ I’ll be able to give you the name Don Easy Peezy Lemon Squeezy,” Garmon jokes.
When Lemon hurled a loaded question (as Don Lemon does), Garmon said “it was my understanding with your producer that we were going to be talking about the Foundation For Moral Law.” The lawyer says he even recorded the call with the producer because he was aware the topics might change by show time.
But Don Easy Peezy Lemon Squeezy presses on, saying: “Usually, victims don’t make these things up. Why would she or any of these women make up these stories?”
As Garmon attempts to answer, Don Easy Peezy Lemon Squeezy interrupts several times. “People get falsely accused,” Garmon eventually gets in edgewise. With a southern twang, he says, “A wise mind that allows for a process to be implemented doesn’t knee-jerk but listens to what unfolds.”
Don Easy Peezy Lemon Squeezy interrupts again, telling Garmon “it’s a conversation, it’s not a monologue.” Lemon notes that the statute of limitations has run out so “there will be no judge and jury.” But he says “a woman has come forward on the record” and blah blah blah. Garmon had had enough.
“Hey Don Lemon Squeezy Keep It Easy –” Garmon says. But Lemon sours on the nickname quickly.
“It’s just Lemon. My mom didn’t name me — hold on — my mom didn’t name me Don Lemon Keep It Easy Squeezy, it’s just Don Lemon. Go on.”
“I gotcha’, man,” Garmon says. He says news outlets should represent both sides of the story. He corrects several incorrect statements in the story so far.
Lemon interrupts yet again. “What’s the process?”
“The process is investigative reporting,” Garmon says. “People have now come out and said they’ve been offered money, been offered money as false accusers –.” Lemon interrupts again. “– To do this,” Garmon finishes. “The facts are that lady was 17 not 14.”
“Where’s the evidence?” Lemon demanded. “I’m asking you for the proof and the evidence.”
Garmon says they have “written proof” and again asked for news organizations to investigate and “be objective.”
Then the lawyer says he hoped Lemon wasn’t offended by the “lemon squeezy” nickname because he was just joking.
“I’m not offended,” Don Lemon said. “I just think it’s disrespectful.”
Sounds pretty darn offended to me.