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?
Stay classy, Jim Cramer.
He just called Nancy Pelosi, “Crazy Nancy” – to her face, during an interview. pic.twitter.com/pzQmCG6Cnb 
— Tim O'Brien (@TimOBrien) September 15, 2020 
People were disgusted:
Jim Cramer called Speaker Nancy Pelosi "Crazy Nancy" on his show, and he should be fired immediately.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) September 15, 2020 
I’m sorry but this is so f’ing disrespectful
Jim Cramer just called Speaker Pelosi “Crazy Nancy”
— Lindy Li (@lindyli) September 15, 2020 
CNBC host Jim Cramer called Nancy Pelosi, “Crazy Nancy” – to her face, during an interview. this is not OK.
Jim Cramer should apologise to Nancy Pelosi for saying that.
— PoliticsVideoChannel (@politvidchannel) September 15, 2020 
Trump has decimated civility and dragged all of us down with him. Example: CNBC's awful Jim Cramer calls Speaker Pelosi "Crazy Nancy" to her face, as if that's ok to say to the Speaker of the House.
— Tony Schwartz (@tonyschwartz) September 15, 2020 
Jim Cramer, while interviewing Nancy Pelosi, called her “Crazy Nancy”.
Really? JFC, show a little class.
Just because the president is a fucking moron doesn't mean you have to be.pic.twitter.com/WOVryF4G3M 
— Holly Figueroa O'Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) September 15, 2020 
Jim Cramer calling Nancy Pelosi "Crazy Nancy" to her face is yet another example of Donald Trump doing an awful thing and making other shitty people think they can get away with doing that same awful thing. It's why you never want a jackass for president.
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) September 15, 2020 
Jim Cramer is a damned disgrace but just got his ass handed to him by Speaker Pelosi. That clown should be drug tested & fired.
— WTFGOP? #BidenHarris2020 (@DogginTrump) September 15, 2020 
I doubt Jim Cramer would've ever dared say, "Crazy Paul" or "Crazy John" or "Crazy Hastert" or "Crazy Newt" live on air to their faces.
But with Nancy Pelosi? He did that.
Misogyny is sickening. https://t.co/9atBjds3ZE 
— Ashton Pittman (@ashtonpittman) September 15, 2020 
Nancy pelosi is the most powerful woman in the United States and mediocre shits like Jim Cramer still cannot show respect to her, because we have normalized mistreating women. https://t.co/z2fms8kVMM 
— Monjula Ray (she/her) (@queerBengali) September 15, 2020