“Today” show weather man Al Roker blasted Mayor de Blasio on Thursday, forecasting a disastrous one-term for the snow-challenged city leader.
Roker, at the Olympics in Sochi with the “Today” crew, was incensed
that de Blasio allowed public schools to open during this snow storm.
“I knew this am @NYCMayorsOffice @NYCSchools would close schools.
Talk about a bad prediction,” Roker tweeted from Russia. “Long range
DiBlasio forecast: 1 term.”
Roker misspelled the mayor’s name.
The mayor fired back, telling Roker to stick to weather.
“I respect Al Roker a lot, watched him on TV for many years,” de
Blasio said. “It’s a different thing to run a
city than give the weather
The mayor added: “It’s weather, none of us controls this.”
But Roker stuck to his guns.
“Gov Cuomo declaring state of emergency for the Mid-Hudson, New York
City, and L.I. as a Nor’Easter storm continues to affect NY,” Roker
The normally jovial weatherman accused de Blasio of wrongly blaming the National Weather Service.
“How dare @NYCMayorsOffice @NYCSchools throw NWS under the school bus,” Roker wrote. “Forecast was on time and on the money.”
Roker conceded he doesn’t have the skills to be mayor of New York City, but took one more shot at City Hall.
“Mr. Mayor, I could never run NYC, but I know when it’s time to keep kids home from school,” Roker tweeted.