Al Roker is pissed off.
The Today show weather man is in Sochi for the Winter Olympics, but the distance didn’t keep him from lambasting New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for his decision not to close schools in the midst of the major snow storm that pummeled the city Thursday.
In a rant on Twitter, Roker chastised de Blasio for making the city’s children and parents brave the snow, saying that the decision guaranteed de Blasio a one-term mayorship.
In the middle of a press conference explaining his decision to keep schools open, a reporter asked de Blasio about Roker's comments.
"I respect Al Roker a lot, watched him on TV for many, many years," de Blasio said while laughing, according to Gothamist. "It's a different thing to run a city than to give the weather on TV."
Read Roker’s Tweets below.
Why are schools all around NYC closed? It's going to take some kid or kids getting hurt before this goofball policy gets changed— Al Roker (@alroker) February 13, 2014
And how about all the parents and caregivers who have to scramble to get their kids home? Is there no one there with any common sense?— Al Roker (@alroker) February 13, 2014
@BillseBlasio Gov. Cuomo declaring state of emergency for the Mid-Hudson, New York City, and L.I. as a Nor'Easter storm continues affect NY— Al Roker (@alroker) February 13, 2014
Mr. Mayor, I could never run NYC, but I know when it's time to keep kids home from school— Al Roker (@alroker) February 13, 2014
The criticism is the reprise of another bout of de Blasio snow-bashing Roker engaged in last month.
In a Jan. 22 appearance of the Today show, Roker slammed de Blasio for his response to an earlier snowstorm for which the anchor felt the mayor was unprepared.
“Try watching us, ok!” Roker said, before making a reference to former New York Mayor John Lindsay, whose legacy includes his reaction to a February 1969 nor'easter which left 14 people dead and 68 injured.