A CNBC host apologized recently to the U.S house of representatives speaker Nancy Pelosi for calling her ‘Crazy Nancy’ in an interview. Needless to say, things got pretty tense.
The host, Jim Cramer, referred to Pelosi as ‘ Crazy Nancy’ while on his show, Mad Money, to talk about the second corona stimulus package.
While asking a question regarding the stimulus package deal, Cramer said, “What deal can we have, Crazy Nancy?” However, he immediately realized his mistake and apologized to Pelosi for his comment. He said, “Sorry, that was the president. I have such reverence for the office; I would never use that term—”
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The delay over the second Coronavirus stimulus package boils down to one factor for those who don’t know. The wait is due to the government and the Democrats’ argument over a few terms of the bill
But, Cramer seemed to feel guilty for his remark. He told Nancy that he has great ‘reverence for the office’ and massive respect for her and her services for the public and country.
“I have respect for you. Anyone who gives their life to public service and is Speaker of the House should not be called that name. I don’t even want to use it again.”Kramer
The Speaker of the House didn’t appear to take the comment on her heart. Nancy assured Cramer she understands that he didn’t mean anything wrong.
The public didn’t expect such a mistake from a TV host. After the clip went viral on the internet, hundreds of critics took to social media and slammed Cramer for his audacity.
Time’s Up wrote on Twitter, “Whether @JimCramer meant to insult Nancy Pelosi or refer to Trump’s disparaging attacks, the harmful effects are the same. We’re calling on journalists to stop circulating sexist labels that betray women’s skills, insights, & lived experiences as leaders. #WeHaveHerBack”
Following the harsh response from the public, Jim again apologized for his mistake. He explained that his intentions were not wrong, and he is deeply sorry if he has hurt someone’s feelings.
“I made an idiotic comment. It was a tongue-in-cheek attempt to point to the harsh tone about the negotiations in Washington, but it fell completely flat, and I apologize for that. As I said immediately after the comment, I want to make it clear that I have an incredible amount of respect for both the Speaker and, of course, the office she holds,” Cramer said.
To add to your information, ‘Crazy Nacy’ is a nickname given to Nancy Pelosi by no other than President Trump. Even after this episode, Trump took to his Twitter and wrote, “Jim, you didn’t make a mistake. It’s true, and that’s why you said it. No pandering!