Trump chides Cramer for apologizing after calling Pelosi 'crazy Nancy'

Trump chides Cramer for apologizing after calling Pelosi 'crazy Nancy'

President TrumpDonald TrumpSacha Baron Cohen calls out 'danger of lies, hate and conspiracies' in Golden Globes speech Sorkin uses Abbie Hoffman quote to condemn Capitol violence: Democracy is 'something you do' Ex-Trump aide Pierson planning run for Congress MORE on Wednesday chided CNBC’s Jim Cramer after he apologized for calling House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTrump shows he holds stranglehold on GOP, media in CPAC barnburner Biden brings back bipartisan meetings at the White House McCarthy: 'I would bet my house' GOP takes back lower chamber in 2022 MORE (D-Calif.) “crazy Nancy” to her face during a live interview, saying that the TV host didn’t “make a mistake” and was only repeating what is “true.” 

“Jim, you didn’t make a mistake. It’s true, and that’s why you said it. No pandering!” Trump tweeted, sharing a video of Cramer apologizing Tuesday evening.

In a live interview with Pelosi about ongoing coronavirus relief negotiations, Cramer addressed the Speaker as “crazy Nancy” — a phrase that the president often uses to refer to Pelosi — before attempting to correct himself, saying he has “such high reverence for the office, I would never use that term.” Pelosi was quick to note that he did, in fact, use the phrase. 


Cramer’s gaffe was met with a torrent of criticism on social media, with some calling it sexist and disrespectful. 

“I made a very stupid comment. It was a tongue-and-cheek attempt to make a point about the harsh tone about the negotiations in Washington but it fell completely flat, and I apologize for that,” Cramer said Tuesday. 

On Wednesday, Trump also shared a video of the original exchange between Cramer and Pelosi on CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” that captures the television personality calling Pelosi “crazy.” 

Trump has repeatedly used the phrase to attack Pelosi, with whom he has an ice-cold relationship, particularly in the wake of the House’s move to impeach him last winter. 

Trump is known for his harsh attacks on political opponents and former aides, and he has flung ugly and controversial insults against women leading up to and throughout his term as president.