Al Roker said Friday that he is sorry for making a "below the line" comment about New York City mayor Bill de Blasio.
Roker hit out at de Blasio on Twitter Thursday for the mayor's decision to keep New York City public schools open during a snowstorm. The "Today" show meteorologist called out de Blasio for putting kids' safety at risk, and predicted, "Long range DiBlasio forecast: 1 term."
On Friday's "Today," Roker spoke out from Sochi and insisted that New York City schools should have been closed. "I understand one of the reasons they keep the schools open is because kids -- a lot of kids count on the meals they get at school. I understand that. But... it's about safety," he began. "Safety first, the children, that's what we talk about. Parents who can't afford to stay home. I get that, too. But, again, what's more difficult? To know your kids are going to stay home? Or all of a sudden figure out how to get them home when school lets out early."
He added, "I will say, the one tweet I do regret in the heat -- I'm very passionate about the weather. I made a prediction there would be only one term of his administration. I apologize for that. That was -- that was a little below the line. But everything else, I still stand by, including the fact that the National Weather Service did forecast that on Wednesday."