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Don Lemon: Trump’s nickname for me is ‘sour Lemon’

CNN's Don Lemon joked on Thursday about President TrumpDonald John TrumpMore than 300 military family members endorse Biden Five takeaways from the final Trump-Biden debate Biden: 'I would transition from the oil industry' MORE's supposed nickname for him, suggesting that the president refers him as "sour Lemon."

During an appearance on NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers," Lemon pointed to a "happy birthday" tweet from former White House communications director Anthony ScaramucciAnthony ScaramucciSunday shows preview: Coronavirus cases surge in the Midwest; Trump hits campaign trail after COVID-19 John Kelly called Trump 'the most flawed person' he's ever met: report C-SPAN's Steve Scully suspended after admitting to lying about Twitter hack MORE that made 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."

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"That is a tough one to come up. I've never been called that one before," he added. 

Scaramucci did, in fact, wish Lemon a "Wonderful Happy 29th Birthday" on Twitter Thursday, saying that he's "also know[n] as 'sour' Lemon to some." Lemon turned 52 on Thursday.

Lemon, who anchors "CNN Tonight," has been openly critical of Trump at times, and acknowledged Thursday that he gives "a point of view" on his show. Still, he insisted, "we can be fair, we can be open-minded, but we don’t have to be stupid."

Trump has also taken aim at Lemon, once calling him "dumb as a rock" and a "lightweight."