Mad Money Host Jim Cramer Rips Trump for Golfing During Crisis
Jim Cramer, of the popular CNBC show Mad Money, doesn’t talk much about politics during his show. The hosts focus is on the stock market and when he discusses Washington, it is usually done in a non-partisan fashion.
The money expert, like many others involved in the financial industry is concerned about how the response to the coronavirus has affected the market. Prior to the market opening on Friday, Cramer blasted Donald Trump for not providing leadership during the current crisis.
Cramer was upset that Trump had decided to play golf on Sunday afternoon. He told viewers, “I think we all want more leadership. I think that we all want more test kits, if we’re going to just talk about health care. We all want the treasury secretary to come out and say ‘small businesses, we’ve got no-interest loans.’ We want to be able to take advantage of the curve … and be able to be ready. We don’t want golfing.”
The financial expert continued, “It would be great if the president came out and said, ‘whatever it takes,’ Whatever it takes. Now, I am not saying that he should panic. I’m saying that if he wants to be the president come January, it’s a ‘whatever it takes’ moment.”