While both came out of the exchange — which included Bush telling Roker to “calm down” — annoyed, the live TV moment left the Internet mostly delighted. (A little disgusted, sure, but mostly delighted.)
Tweets instantly began to flood in, with everyone sharing their reactions to the on-air verbal exchange. Although some observations were funny and others were angry, support seemed to mostly align with the NBC weatherman. There were quite a few comments made about the two television personalities’ similar plaid shirts, but Roker’s margarita and stirrer were the focus of Twitter users’ best quips and memes.
Here are some of our favorites:
Al Roker stirred that margarita like umpteen times
— Yung Metaphysique (@SoloExMachina) August 20, 2016
Al Roker, when buddy told him to calm down pic.twitter.com/8TpNvPQLVf
— FOST (@GeorgeFoster72) August 20, 2016
Just saw the Al Roker thing. A black man hasn't had to fix a Bush's mistakes like that since 2008.
— Bearded Stoner (@beardedstoner) August 20, 2016
Al Roker, LMFAOOO. Someone changed Billy Bush's wikipedia page: pic.twitter.com/RD21JB02Sc
— #BlackWomenMatter (@TKOEd) August 20, 2016
AL ROKER IS NOT HERE FOR YOUR BULLSHIT.
— Sara Benincasa (@SaraJBenincasa) August 20, 2016
When the waiter says they charge for chips & salsa. https://t.co/ztNkhR1s6S
— Justice Don Willett (@JusticeWillett) August 20, 2016
If I had a dime for every time a white man told me to “calm down” when I was making a point, I’d be as rich as Al Roker.
— Saeed Jones (@theferocity) August 20, 2016
Al Roker had this look on his face When arguing with Billy. pic.twitter.com/mHK2drdi65
— Kokujin (@Kaibutsu) August 20, 2016
Give the person who edited Billy Bush's wiki to include that 'additional schooling' he got by Al Roker today a Medal pic.twitter.com/C4uOJrmXq0
— Harvey Jenkins MD (@bodysculptorokc) August 20, 2016
"Batman could totally take Spider-man in a fight!"https://t.co/EiJggnK3kp
— CharlesWritesThings (@The_CSJR) August 20, 2016
I was watching that exchange live in the gym with the sound off.
I was like, "it looks like Al Roker is lighting into Billy Bush. naaah."
— Gene Demby (@GeeDee215) August 20, 2016
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And speaking of “Today,” co-anchor Matt Lauer recently sat down with the multi-medalist for an exclusive interview. Parts are set to air tonight, Saturday, August 20 on NBC’s primetime Olympic coverage, while a preview will run earlier on “NBC Nightly News.” More will air Monday morning on “Today.”