CNBC's Jim Cramer called Pelosi "Crazy Nancy to her face!
In an interview this morning, Cramer asked:
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 caught himself after saying "Crazy Nancy," but the name was already out of his mouth.
Pelosi's lips tightened and puckered before she replied, "But you just did."
Now, the internet has exploded over her facial response!
See the interaction for yourself below:
The interview was over the stalled COVID-19 relief negotiations.
The Democrats have been accused of stalling the next round of relief aid for political reasons.
The logic, observers claim, is that if the American people suffer, then Trump will lose the election.
No wonder Cramer "accidentally" called her Crazy Nancy!
According to the New York Post:
CNBC host Jim Cramer called House Speaker Nancy Pelosi “Crazy Nancy” to her face during an interview on Tuesday morning — a taunt for the California liberal typically used by President Trump.
The outlandish host of “Mad Money” and former hedge fund manager was interviewing Pelosi on stalled negotiations on a fourth coronavirus stimulus package when the insult appeared to slip out.
“What deal can we have, Crazy Nancy — I’m sorry, that was the president,” Cramer said, scrambling to fix the situation. “I have such reverence for the office, I would never use that term.”
Pelosi (D-Calif.) kept her composure but looked less than pleased, telling Cramer: “But you just did. But you just did.”
“Oh come on, you know what I mean,” the CNBC anchor replied, trying to turn the embarrassing episode into a joke.
Cramer’s name immediately began trending on Twitter as clips of the exchange circulated online — with one pundit calling for the 65-year-old to be fired.
“If Jim Cramer is allowed by CNBC to speak to a woman, on tv, who is the #SpeakeroftheHouse it shows that CNBC has no respect for women in this country,” wrote actress Suzanne Cryer.
“It cannot be tolerated. She deserves his respect. Women deserve respect. Jim Cramer should be fire,” she added.
Of course, Jim Cramer simply said the quiet part out loud.
He said what most people are thinking!
Social media users quickly went online to mock Pelosi's reaction to the incident.
Instead of owning the "mistake," Cramer later defended himself by blaming President Trump in a series of tweets.
Fox News has more details:
CNBC did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Cramer spent much of the morning defending himself on Twitter as viewers called for his firing.
Pelosi's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Pelosi appeared on CNBC after she told her caucus on a conference call Tuesday that she plans to keep members in Washington, D.C., until a deal is reached on a coronavirus relief proposal, a process that's been stalled for months since the House passed its initial $3 trillion-plus bill in May.
A series of Cramer's tweets defending himself can be viewed below: