CNBC host: Calling Speaker Pelosi ‘Crazy Nancy’ was ‘stupid’

Entertainment

CNBC host Jim Cramer says he made a “very stupid comment” by referring to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as “Crazy Nancy” during a televised interview Tuesday morning that sparked criticism on social media.

On his show “Mad Money” later Tuesday, Cramer said the remark had been a “tongue-in-cheek attempt to make a point about the harsh tone of the negotiations in Washington.”

He was interviewing Pelosi on CNBC’s “Squawk On The Street” show about the prospects for a deal between Democrats and Republicans on a new coronavirus economic aid bill when he asked: “What deal can we have, Crazy Nancy?”

He quickly followed up the remark by apologizing, adding “that was the president.” President Donald Trump has referred on Twitter to Pelosi as “Crazy Nancy,” one of the many nicknames he uses for opponents.

Cramer also stressed he has “such reverence for the office, I would never use that term.”

Pelosi responded, “But you just did. But you just did,” before seeming to let Cramer off the hook for the remark.

Clips of the interview soon hit Twitter, and a wave criticism of Cramer’s remark followed.

CNBC did not immediately respond to calls and emails seeking comment Tuesday.

Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

CBS47 On Your Side

Do you have a problem that you need help solving? Contact CBS47 and let us be On Your Side.

Phone: 559-761-0383
Email: OnYourSide@cbsfresno.com

Images from Armenia

Small patients in Armenia
Yerevan by night.
Dr. Jeff Thomas delivers.
Dr. Jeff Thomas delivers in Gyumri.
Doctors unpack medical supplies from The Central Valley.
Fresno Medical Mission at work.
Medical Supplies being unloaded.
Fresno Medical Mission at the ready.
KSEE24 crew witnesses the miracle of life in Gyumri, Armenia.
Life saving work of Central Valley surgeons in Armenia.
Ribbon cutting on new surgical center in Ashtarak Armenia. Fresno donors made this dream come true.
KSEE24 on assignment with the Fresno Medical Mission
Honorary Consulate to Armenia Berj Apkarian explains the crisis facing one hospital.
KSEE24's Stefani Booroojian and Kevin Mahan at the meeting with President Bako Sahakyan.
Medical Meeting in Artsakh.
The President of Artsakh meets with the Fresno Medical Mission.
Learning modern medicine techniques with the Fresno Medical Mission in surgery.
Leaning in for a look. Dr. Brien Tonkinson holds class and helps a patient in Armenia.
Fresno Medical Mission cares on one of the smallest patients in the region. Six-year old Yanna receives life-changing better breathing surgery.