'Nobody Wants to Hear Your Predictions': 'Top Chef' Star Tom Colicchio Claps Back at Nate Silver

Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio fired back at FiveThirtyEight Editor-in-Chief Nate Silver on Thursday, as Silver shared predictions about the outcomes in two Georgia Senate races.

"I'm not sure it's really sunk in yet, even among reporters, that we're probably going to get 2 runoffs in Georgia on Jan. 5 that will determine control of the Senate," Silver tweeted on Thursday morning.

The message clearly caught the celebrity chef's eye, because he responded that people are aware of the possibility, but that they're also tired of the predictions coming from pollsters. "Yep it has and nobody wants to hear your predictions," Colicchio tweeted.

Yep it has and nobody wants to hear your predictions https://t.co/grkLTDKkSb

— Tom Colicchio (@tomcolicchio) November 5, 2020

People responded excitedly to Colicchio's tweet, with some folks saying they wanted the chef to keep sharing political tweets. "This is almost as good as the meal I had at Collicchio and Sons. Almost," one Twitter user quipped.

This is almost as good as the meal I had at Collicchio and Sons. Almost.

— Lorne Yasbin (@lorneyasbin) November 5, 2020

Donating to Tom for more of this content.

— Danny Deraney (@DannyDeraney) November 5, 2020

While people are frustrated with political polls that suggested the presidential election wouldn't be as close as it currently is, and many people have called out Silver directly, the pollster doesn't seem very phased by criticisms. According to The Daily Beast, Silver defended FiveThirtyEight during a Wednesday podcast, saying the site did a "good job," despite people's criticisms.

For his part, Colicchio has shared a number of tweets recently, both opposing President Donald Trump and encouraging people in states where results aren't yet ready to be reported to keep counting.

On Wednesday, the Top Chef judge sent out some tweets blaming Republicans for the delayed election results. "Perhaps if Republican state legislators allowed mail in ballots to be counted before Election Day we would know by now than Joe Biden best Trump in Pennsylvania," he wrote, adding the hashtag "#CountEveryVote."

Perhaps if Republican state legislators allowed mail in ballots to be counted before Election Day we would know by now than Joe Biden best Trump in Pennsylvania. #CountEveryVote https://t.co/WoSqJKwWUy

— Tom Colicchio (@tomcolicchio) November 5, 2020

Yep people voted against you in Pennsylvania Wisconsin and Michigan https://t.co/bxIuJqx82X

— Tom Colicchio (@tomcolicchio) November 5, 2020

He's also fired off insults at various people close to Trump, like his spiritual advisor Paula White and Trump's personal attorney, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani. He quote-tweeted White to tell her that God is not on her side. He also referenced Giuliani's appearance in the recent Borat sequel, writing that the ex-mayor's "left hand is still down his pants."

No, God’s not with pussy grabbers https://t.co/cmpNJy18MX

— Tom Colicchio (@tomcolicchio) November 5, 2020

His left hand is still down his pants https://t.co/vRKofd30KF

— Tom Colicchio (@tomcolicchio) November 5, 2020

Still, the Craft Hospitality founder has found time to tweet out a few jokes about the United States government. Re-tweeting someone asking for wrong answers to the three branches of government in the US, he wrote "Olive Davidian Michelle," referencing the olive branch as a symbol of peace, the notorious Branch Davidians cult and the singer Michelle Branch.

Olive Davidian Michelle https://t.co/OXe1QQAJbu

— Tom Colicchio (@tomcolicchio) November 5, 2020

Colicchio's agent did not respond to Newsweek's emailed request for comment in time for publication.

Tom Colicchio
Tom Colicchio attends "Top Chef" 2018 Paleyfest NY at The Paley Center for Media on October 18, 2018 in New York City. Getty/Santiago Felipe