President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says he doesn’t think he could’ve done more to stop virus spread Conservative activist Lauren Witzke wins GOP Senate primary in Delaware Trump defends claim coronavirus will disappear, citing ‘herd mentality’ MORE on Wednesday chided CNBC’s Jim Cramer after he apologized for calling House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPelosi seeks to put pressure on GOP in COVID-19 relief battle On The Money: Pelosi says House will stay in session until stimulus deal is reached | GOP short of votes on Trump’s controversial Fed pick | WTO rules Trump tariffs on Chinese goods illegal Democratic lawmakers call for an investigation into allegations of medical neglect at Georgia ICE facility 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.