Asked about Moore having allegedly asked mothers for permission to date their daughters, Trenton Garmon decided to invoke the “background” of Ali Velshi, one of the MSNBC hosts interviewing him.
“That's a good question,” Garmon began. “And culturally speaking, I would say there's differences. I looked up Ali's background there, and wow that's awesome that you have got such a diverse background. That's really cool to read through that.”
It got no better from there.
When Velshi's co-host, Stephanie Ruhle, asked what Velshi's background had to do with the matter at hand, Garmon offered: “In other countries, there's arrangement through parents for what we would refer to as consensual marriage.”
Ruhle noted twice that her brown-skinned co-host is from Canada. But Garmon, undeterred, pressed on: “And Ali's also spent time in other countries ... so it's not a bad thing.”
And just last week, Garmon appeared on CNN and referred to host Don Lemon as “Don Lemon Squeezy Keep It Easy.”
The web site for Garmon's law firm and a YouTube channel featuring videos of Garmon describe a practice that largely deals in personal injury cases, including "botched abortions." A bio on the web site prominently features the fact that Garmon played college football at Troy University, including discussing the major schools and future NFL players the team played against. It also includes his having won a "pizza party" while serving as a cadet at West Point.