Jay Leno's commentary on the state of business in America on Tuesday was a wake-up call for Jim Cramer.
"Every once in a while you get a wake-up call about how gloomy things actually are out there. They come in all shapes and sizes. Today's came in the form of Jay Leno," the "Mad Money" host said.
Leno appeared on CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" after ringing the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday to celebrate "Jay Leno's Garage," and spoke with Cramer on his opinion on Tesla. But it was the acknowledgement of the undercurrent of gloom within the American business foundation that stuck with Cramer.
"I don't understand why people attack this car. It is made in America, by Americans. It is built local. You know we are becoming like the British — we like noble failures more than we reward success," Leno said.