Sorry Billy Bush, but Al Roker ain’t havin’ it. We’re referring to the clip above where the NBC weatherman/commentator got into a heated argument with his associate, who hosts “Access Hollywood,” over Ryan Lochte, the Olympic swimmer who just straight up fabricated a story of being robbed at gunpoint in Brazil.
The clip starts with Roker saying, “He lied.” Several times. “He lied to you, he lied to Matt Lauer, he lied his mom, he left his teammates hanging,” Roker begins.
Bush’s comeback was “he embellished it.”
And then Roker really lit into George W. Bush’s nephew when he tried to defend Lochte by saying, “OK, he lied about some details.”
To which, Roker said, “No, no, no. Not about some details … There was no gun, there was no pullover, no one cocked a gun to his head … He lied.”
In a clear case of white privilege, Bush again tried to defend the more than obvious lie, saying, “Well if a security guard was standing in front of you speaking Portuguese—”
Roker’s comeback: “He had a translator.”
(Photo Source: Today Show screenshot