CNBC's Jim Cramer calls Speaker Pelosi 'Crazy Nancy' and then blames it on Trump, Internet says 'fire him'

Nancy Pelosi was addressing the current deadlock over Covid-19 relief bill when the host interjected with the infamous nickname

                            CNBC's Jim Cramer calls Speaker Pelosi 'Crazy Nancy' and then blames it on Trump, Internet says 'fire him'
Jim Cramer, Nancy Pelosi (Getty Images)

CNBC's Jim Cramer triggered a wave of outrage after he accidentally referred to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as "Crazy Nancy", before quickly apologizing to her for the slip-up. During an appearance on the network Tuesday, September 15, the California Democrat was addressing the current deadlock between the parties over a Covid-19 relief bill when the CNBC host interjected with President Donald Trump's infamous nickname for the House Speaker. However, he quickly realized his mistake and apologized profusely for using the term.

"...I mean, what deal can we have Crazy Nancy? I'm sorry... that was the president... I have such reverence for the office I would never use that term," Cramer said. "But you just did!" Pelosi responded.

"You know what I mean," the CNBC host continued to apologize. "The reverence I have for the office is so great that it's a travesty to ever call you that." Pelosi appeared to accept Cramer's apology and proceeded to label Trump a "master of projection." "Let me just say this. Anything the president says, is a projection of his own insecurity," she said. "He calls other people crazy because he knows he is. He complains about these things because he knows his own shortcomings. He's a master of projection."

At the end of the segment, Cramer apologized to Pelosi once again. "You know I was being facetious when I used the term involving you," he clarified. "Of course, I did," Pelosi said. "I respect anyone who gives their life to public service and Speaker of the House should not be called that name. I don't even want to use it again," he repeated. "Don't worry about that," Pelosi said. "Let that be your biggest problem today."

While that may be settled, the Internet seemed to have a field day with the conversation, with polar-opposite reactions across the political aisle. "@jimcramer just accidentally called @SpeakerPelosi 'Crazy Nancy' live on CNBC And then awkwardly walked it back and tried to blame it on @realDonaldTrump Lmfao," author Harlan Hill tweeted. "Jim Cramer wasn’t lying when he called Pelosi ‘Crazy’ Nancy," Republican activist Ryan Fournier added. "Cramer calling Pelosi Crazy Nancy to her face on a live interview just made my week," another user wrote.




While Trump supporters poked fun at the exchange, others lashed out at Cramer and called for him to be fired from the network. "Stay classy, Jim Cramer. He just called Nancy Pelosi, 'Crazy Nancy' to her face, during an interview," author Tim O'Brien tweeted. "I can't believe Jim Cramer kept his job after 2008. I can't believe Jim Cramer can sleep at night after costing so many people their life savings. I can't believe CNBC lets this sexist yahoo call the Speaker of the House 'crazy Nancy' on the air. FIRE HIM," one user tweeted. "I have long argued that CNBC is as corrosive to our society as Fox, and here is Jim Cramer calling the Speaker of the House 'Crazy Nancy' to her face. Cramer should be suspended and CNBC owes her an apology," another added.




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