Meteorologist Al Roker on Wednesday lashed out at Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (R) for refusing to cancel school to protect children from a so-called polar vortex that’s sweeping most of the nation.
During a radio interview on Tuesday, Bevin complained that children have become “soft” because school is cancelled too often for bad weather conditions.
“There’s no ice going with it or any snow,” Bevin said. “What happens to America. We’re getting soft, Terry, we’re getting soft.”
On Wednesday, Roker explained the risks of frostbite and hypothermia. And then the famous weatherman tore into Bevin.
“This nitwit governor in Kentucky, saying, ‘Oh, we’re weak,'” Roker complained on MSNBC. “These are kids who are going to be subzero windchills!”
“No, cancel school!” he added. “Stop it. You know, adults, if they want to be out there — these are our children. I’m glad you’re not a teacher.”
Watch the video below from MSNBC.
‘He’s getting more panicked’: Editor lays out how Trump’s self-destruction could set the world on fire
On Tuesday's edition of MSNBC's "Deadline: White House," Bloomberg Opinion executive editor Tim O'Brien said that President Donald Trump is losing what little control he had — and getting all the more dangerous for it.
"I think he’s getting more panicked," said O'Brien. "I think — I suspect that Trump, when the Mueller investigation ended, thought that sort of existential threats to his presidency had been put to rest, and in very short order I think 'Trump the racist' became a very appropriate and damning moniker that got attached to him after Elijah Cummings, 'Trump the racist' will be part of his historical legacy. And now you have the economy starting to deteriorate a bit around the edges. Whether or not that’s going to be a recession or not, I don’t know, but there’s enough alarm bells on there for a president who has routinely attached his reputation, to a strong economy that’s a job creating economy, and markets are going bananas."
Mexican court rules to allow recreational cocaine use
A Mexican judge has granted two people's requests to be allowed to use cocaine recreationally, the organization behind the cases said Tuesday, calling it a "historic step" -- though it must first be reviewed by a higher court.
The rulings, the first of their kind in Mexico, would allow the two petitioners to "possess, transport and use cocaine," but not to sell it, according to Mexico United Against Crime, an organization devoted to ending the Latin American country's "war on drugs."
The Mexico City court ordered the national health regulator, COFEPRIS, to authorize the petitioners' cocaine use in personal, recreational doses, the organization said.
US President Trump reiterates call for Russia to rejoin ‘G8’
US President Donald Trump renewed calls on Tuesday to let Russia join the G7 -- thus making it the G8 again -- group of advanced industrialized countries.