Al Roker on Twitter blasts Bill de Blasio’s decision to open schools during snowstorm — and mayor fires back

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Al Roker was throwing some serious shade on Mayor de Blasio on Twitter (Getty)

NEW YORK (PIX11) — Famed NBC weather forecaster Al Roker took to Twitter to slam Mayor Bill de Blasio’s decision to keep New York City public schools open, calling the decision unsafe for city kids and saying the mayor has doomed himself to a single term.

Roker’s torrent of tart-tongued tweets slammed de Blasio for keeping schools open and throwing the National Weather Service “under the school bus” for what was actually an accurate weather forecast.

De Blasio defended himself at a news conference, saying that he respects and has long watched the NBC personality, who was tweeting from the Olympics in Sochi, but that “it’s a different thing to run a city than to give the weather on TV. So I am comfortable with our decision-making.”

And to that, Roker fired back again, saying on Twitter: “Mr. Mayor, I could never run NYC, but I know when it’s time to keep kids home from school.”

Below are a selection of Roker’s tweets this morning:


  • Eileen_NYC

    Parents are free to exercise judgment where their children are concerned. The problem they really have is if the Mayor and/or Chancellor do not officially close the school, people probably have to use annual or face an unreasonable employer about staying home to care for their children. However, the Governor declared a State of Emergency, so that should cover their absence. No one said the children will be considered delinquent or truant, so get there safely IF YOU CAN or JUST STAY PUT.


    You are so cool! I don’t suppose I’ve read through something

    like that before. So nice to discover another person with genuine thoughts on this topic.

    Seriously.. many thanks for starting this up. This website is one thing that’s needed on the internet, someone

    with some originality!

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