(BISMARCK, ND) — After Congressman Cramer made clear that an out-of-state billionaire– and not the overtures of President Trump – pushed him into the race, Cramer has been busy begging President Trump for his attention on the campaign trail. But when his overtures haven’t worked, or he’s cornered on bad policy, Cramer is prone to throwing clumsy and petulant insults at the White House – and the president himself.
Ahead of President Trump’s visit to North Dakota, here’s a look back at Cramer’s greatest tantrums when he’s forgotten his fidelity to the president and let his emotions get the best of him:
When President Trump liked Heidi too much. When Cramer thought President Trump was working with Senator Heidi Heitkamp too much, Cramer seethed and blamed the White House for Republican failures in Congress – delivering what Cramer called a “shot across the bow”:
“If Marc Short was very good at his job, you know, we’d have a repeal and replacement of Obamacare,” Cramer said in a surprising display of animosity toward a White House official.
When he was mad at the president for changing his mind. After President Trump changed his mind on immigration legislation, Cramer vented to the Wall Street Journal, insinuating President Trump was an amateur, inexperienced president:
“This is one of the consequences of having a commander-in-chief who has never been in politics before. […] It’s difficult sometimes when you get out there on a limb for him on CNN or Fox Business and then have him change his mind the next day or two.”
When the president is pushing a trade war that would be devastating for North Dakota. Before Congressman Cramer tweeted – then quickly deleted his “opposition” to President Trump’s trade war – Cramer was on the fence about the harmful policy and lobbed insults about President Trump’s policy judgement, calling the president’s reactions “emotional” and short-sighted before rushing to walk back his attack:
“So, yes, there are these short-term sort of emotional reactions by the markets and others, and frankly, by the president himself. And this is one of my concerns again. He tends to have rather emotional responses rather than you know sort of long game more thought out perhaps communication.”