Al Roker Is Latest Twitter Meme Star for Schooling Billy Bush on Lochte-Gate

“Today” show weatherman’s gonna need another margarita

Al Roker and Billy Bush got into it yesterday on the “Today” show, arguing over the severity and semantics of Ryan Lochte’s Rio robbery untruths.

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:

Lochte and other U.S. swimmers claimed previously that they were robbed at gunpoint while on the town in Rio. That isn’t quite what video surveillance cameras captured at the location in question. Click here to learn details of what actually went down that night.

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.”


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