CNBC host calls Pelosi ‘Crazy Nancy’ to her face during on-air interview

While U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) rarely sits down for challenging interviews, a recent CNBC appearance went off the rails when the host blurted out a derogatory nickname frequently used by President Donald Trump.

Immediately after calling his guest “Crazy Nancy,” Jim Cramer immediately retracted and apologized, but Pelosi nonetheless held him responsible for using the social media sobriquet, as reported by the Daily Wire.

“That was the president”

The on-air incident occurred during Pelosi’s interview on Tuesday as the two discussed the state of a possible coronavirus stimulus package.

“What deal can we have, Crazy Nancy?” he asked.

Among the names Trump has given to Pelosi and others, this is among the most recurrent and memorable. Cramer immediately blamed the president for popularizing the term, which he said he would not have otherwise used to describe her.

“I’m sorry, that was the president,” he pleaded. “I have such reverence for the office. I would never use that term.”

With a chuckle, Pelosi pointed out that he had, in fact, just used it. Cramer responded, “Come on, you know what I mean.”

“Until we have an agreement”

As for the status of the COVID-19 relief negotiations, Pelosi has backed away from her prior hardline stance regarding trillions in proposed spending. Prior plans have included more than $3 trillion in stimulus spending, but she has subsequently signaled a willingness to drop that number by $1 trillion in Republicans agree to increase their proposal by the same amount.

“We are committed to staying here until we have an agreement, an agreement that meets the needs of the American people,” she said in response to her decision to keep the House in session until lawmakers reach some type of deal.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) confirmed that the GOP is “willing to sit down with the Democrats to try to reach an agreement” but dismissed any of the figures that have thus far been put forward by that party’s leaders.

Regardless of the outcome of the current debate, it is unlikely Pelosi’s nickname is going away anytime soon.

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