President Trump has gained some notoriety for giving strange nicknames to his allies, enemies, and everyone in between. On Thursday, during a TV show, CNN’s Don Lemon revealed that Trump had given him a nickname, too. Lemon lightheartedly joked about his nickname, suggesting that the president often refers to him as “Sour Lemon.”
During an interview on NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” Lemon drew attention towards a birthday tweet that he received from former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci, who had made a reference to the nickname.
“I don’t know if you saw my Twitter today, but Anthony Scaramucci wished me a happy birthday, by the way, and he says, you know, ‘someone calls you sour Lemon,'” Lemon told Meyers. “Guess who came up with that nickname.”
“That is a tough one to come up. I’ve never been called that one before,” he added.
Scaramucci’s tweet had said: “A Wonderful Happy 29th Birthday to @donlemon also know as “sour” Lemon to some!!” The Tweet posted on Lemon’s 52nd birthday. It was concluded with a pair of smiling emojis.
A Wonderful Happy 29th Birthday to @donlemon also know as “sour” Lemon to some!! 😎😎
— Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) March 1, 2018
“It’s a really really good nickname,” Meyers replied, with no attempt at containing his laughter. “He’s not a second-thought nickname guy.”
During the show, the pair also discussed criticism of Trump and his supporters. Meyers featured a clip that included a speech from Trump, where the commander in chief argued: “I can be more presidential than any president that’s ever held this office.”
Meyers added that it is important that talk shows feature voices from both sides of the political spectrum.
The pair spoke about President Trump’s tendency to watch Lemon’s show and use social media to share his thoughts on the show. Lemon stated that every time someone with access to the president comes on the show, they say that Trump watches “CNN Tonight” every night.
Meyers asked Lemon about the Parkland shooting and if covering the tragedy felt different from previous shootings.
“It is different and I am so proud of these kids. I don’t know if you guys are, but I am extremely proud of them. They are a game changer,” Lemon stated about the Marjory Stoneman Douglas survivors who have become vocal about gun control issues. “They are so knowledgeable […] They’re going to take my job!”
Lemon highlighted the importance of their fresh perspectives. He believes that they will be a massive political force and should not be underestimated like some Republicans have over the past couple of weeks.
You can watch a segment of Late Night below:
H/T: The Hill