- While CNBC's Jim Cramer interviewed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on live television, she was mistakenly referred to as "Crazy Nancy," a derogatory term used by President Donald Trump.
- Immediately after Cramer used the term, he said that he was using the words of the President and that he highly valued the office of speaker.
- Cramer said he "would never use that term" but Pelosi replied with a laugh and said, "You just did it."
- Pelosi appeared on CNBC to discuss updates to upcoming coronavirus control laws, which have stalled with significant disagreement between Democrats and Republicans.
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During an interview with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on live television, CNBC's Jim Cramer inadvertently referred to her as "Crazy Nancy," a derogatory term President Donald Trump often uses against her.
Cramer, who immediately withdrew, said that he was using the President's words and not his, repeating that he respected their position.
"What deal can we have, Crazy Nancy?" Said Cramer. "I'm sorry that was the president, I'm so in awe of the office that I would never use that term."
Pelosi replied with a laugh and said, "But you just did it … but you just did it."
"You know what I mean," said Cramer. "You know what I mean. The awe I have for the office is so great."
"Everything the president says is a projection of his own uncertainties," added Pelosi. "He calls other people crazy because he knows he is."
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Pelosi, a California Democrat, spoke to Cramer about upcoming coronavirus laws that have been stalling in Congress for weeks. The appetite for spending between the Democrat-run House and representatives of the Trump administration such as Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and White House Head of State Mark Meadows who are key negotiators for the White House and who work with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is still big.
Since the end of July, when a federal pandemic unemployment benefit (FPUC) expired, giving people collecting unemployment $ 600 a week, several proposals have been made for coronavirus relief. At the time the two parties were more than $ 1 trillion apart in the your suggestions. Since then, the president has signed executive orders on unemployment insurance, evictions and foreclosures, payroll taxes, and student loans. However, no direct stimulus payments have been made since the beginning of this year and the FPUC benefit has still expired.
On Tuesday, a bipartisan group of lawmakers unveiled a new $ 1.5 trillion stimulus plan that included a second round of $ 1,200 checks and the restoration of federal unemployment benefits.
Before Cramer finished the interview, he tried again to make up for Pelosi.
"You know I was joking when I used the term you were involved in," Cramer said.
"Of course," Pelosi replied with a smile.