Al Roker loses it when he hears KY Gov’s response to ‘soft’ kids missing school for cold weather

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Even genteel, mild-mannered men like legendary weather forecaster Al Roker have their limits. The otherwise good-humored weather anchor for NBC’s “Today” reached his this week thanks to controversial words spoken Tuesday by Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin.

“This nitwit governor in Kentucky, saying that, ‘Oh, we’re weak!’ These are kids who are going to be in sub-zero wind chills,” Roker roared with anger during an appearance Wednesday morning on MSNBC.

“Cancel school! Stop it!” he continued, seething with a rage that many felt was more than justified. “Adults, if they want to be out there, that’s great. These are our children. I’m glad you’re not a teacher!”




The outburst came a day after the Kentucky governor told Louisville AM radio station WHAS’s Terry Meiners that closing schools due to below-freezing temperature is contributing to making kids “soft.”

“There’s no ice going with it or any snow,” he said of the weather in the Midwest, where temperatures had been slated to drop to as low as -27 on Wednesday. “I mean, what happens to America? We’re getting soft, Terry. We’re getting soft.”

He added that he was being “only slight facetious” before explaining his reasoning for feeling like this: “But it does concern me a little bit that in America — on this and any number of other fronts — we’re sending messages to our young people that if life is hard, you can curl up in the fetal position somewhere in a warm place and just wait until it stops being hard.”

“And that isn’t reality. It just isn’t,” Bevin concluded.




While there’s a strong argument to be made that the next generation of kids is being made soft via safe spaces, participation trophies and other left-wing-concocted nonsense,  it’s unclear whether keeping them inside during a deadly polar vortex counts as one of the reasons why.

By Thursday at least eight Americans had died because of the cold front. Moreover, the United States Postal Service — which has long pleged that “[n]either snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds” — had halted its deliveries “from parts of the Dakotas through Ohio,” according to the The Daily Telegraph.

In Chicago, Illinois, where the wind chill reportedly dropped to -49, practically the entire city closed down, including but not limited to museums, institutes, zoos, universities, county officers, health centers, state agencies, courthouses, libraries, restaurants, music events and theaters.

As a result, it’s not a shocker that many social media users rushed to their keyboards to thank Roker for the exasperated lecture he aimed at the Kentucky governor.


But the KY governor had plenty who had his back too:



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