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CNBC’s Jim Cramer Calls Nancy Pelosi ‘Crazy Nancy’ Live on Air and People are Angry and Disgusted

Speaker Nancy Pelosi appeared on CNBC’s Mad Money, hosted by Jim Cramer Tuesday morning to discuss ongoing congressional negotiations for another — currently stalled — COVID-19 relief bill.

Cramer is known mostly as an apolitical media personality. In 2017 he finally revealed whether he was pro- or anti-Trump and lamely came out as dispassionate, asserting he was pro-money. He has enjoyed a good relationship with Madame Speaker, however, which made this moment that much more odd.

At one point, Cramer referred to Nancy Pelosi as “Crazy Nancy,” using the name that Trump uses for her.

Cramer asked Pelosi, “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, but it is hard isn’t it?”

Speaker Pelosi appeared unfazed but shot back “But you just did!”

Cramer responded, “Oh, come on, you know what I mean,” to which Pelosi agreed, “I know what you meant.”

Was Cramer virtue-signaling anti-Pelosi animosity towards his fellow “Greedpublican” viewers, with a staged apology? Or, was this a ham-fisted attempt to quote President Trump in a manner that came across as particularly aggressive and, quite mean?

People were disgusted:

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