Moore foundation attorney calls CNN host 'Don Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy'

An attorney for the legal advocacy group founded by Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore in a Friday night interview referred to CNN host Don Lemon as “Don Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy.”

“Yeah, man it’s great to be on here Don, appreciate it,” lawyer Trenton Garmon said at the beginning of his appearance on "CNN Tonight." “I hope that I’d be able to give you the name 'Don Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy,’ right? You’ll take it easy on me.”

Garmon represents the Foundation for Moral Law, a Montgomery-based legacy advocacy group headed by Moore's wife, Kayla Moore. 

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Lemon did not address the nickname at its first mention, but continued to push Garmon about the recent accusations leveled against Moore. Garmon then repeated the nickname. 

“But hey, Don Lemon squeezy, keep it easy. Here’s the thing, man-” Garmon said.

But Lemon cut him off, saying his name is just Don Lemon.

“It’s just Lemon,” the CNN host said. “My mom didn’t name me 'Don Lemon keep it easy squeezy.' It’s just Don Lemon.”

Garmon emphasized during the interview that he is representing Moore’s wife and the foundation in regards to a previous story in The Washington Post about the foundation. He also said Lemon should refer to the campaign’s statements about the recent accusations.

The Washington Post on Thursday published a story detailing an accusation from a 53-year-old woman who said that in 1979 she had sexual contact with Moore at the age of 14. Moore would have been 32 at the time. The Alabama Republican has denied this accusation.

The story also included accounts from three other women who said Moore attempted to court them during the same time frame when they were between 16 and 18 years old. In an interview on Friday, Moore admitted he may have dated teenaged women during that time period, but said he did not “remember anything like that."

Moore is the Republican nominee in the Dec. 12 Alabama special election for the Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsSessions: 'We should be like Canada' in how we take in immigrants DOJ wades into archdiocese fight for ads on DC buses Overnight Cybersecurity: Bipartisan bill aims to deter election interference | Russian hackers target Senate | House Intel panel subpoenas Bannon | DHS giving 'active defense' cyber tools to private sector MORE. The seat is currently held by Sen. Luther StrangeLuther Johnson StrangeDems search for winning playbook Stephen Bannon steps down from Breitbart Scott joins Armed Services Committee MORE (R).

-This post was updated on Nov. 12 at 4 p.m.