Trump Accuses Jim Cramer of “Pandering” Following Apology over “Crazy Nancy” Remark

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Donald Trump has accused Jim Cramer of pandering after the CNBC broadcaster apologized for calling Nancy Pelosi “Crazy Nancy” during a live interview with her.

Cramer had originally defended his comments as a criticism of the President but later issued an apology. Trump weighed in on Wednesday, predictably saying that Cramer was right the first time.

Jim, you didn’t make a mistake. It’s true, and that’s why you said it. No pandering!” Trump tweeted.

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Cramer made the apology on Tuesday following controversy over his use of the nickname Trump has frequently deployed. He stressed he was trying to make a point about the discourse in Washington, D.C.

I made a very stupid comment,” Cramer said.

“It was a tongue-in-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.”

What deal can we have, Crazy Nancy?” Cramer had said while interviewing her about ongoing negotiations on a Coronavirus stimulus package. He walked back the remark almost immediately.

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

Sustained criticism led him to apologize to Pelosi but not before President Trump and his allies endorsed the comments.

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