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: