There have been many opinions following “Lochte-Gate.” In summary, Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte flat-out lied about a robbery and confrontation he initially claimed to have experienced with teammates while in Brazil. The story has since been debunked but that hasn’t kept many in the media from finding unique ways to defend him anyway. Today host Billy Bush found out the hard way that Al Roker, usually the show’s laid back host, was having none of the Lochte protectionism on Friday’s show.
“He lied. He lied to you, he lied to Matt Lauer, he lied to his mom,” Roker told Billy Bush. “He left his teammates hanging while he skedaddled. There was no robbery, there was no pull over. Nobody held a gun to his head. He lied.”
Billy Bush then went on to say that Lochte “embellished” the experience. The teams went back and forth about the “Dirty Harry” story of Lochte “looking down the barrel of a gun” and how most of the story was completely fabricated.
“We agree to disagree,” Roker finished. “We’ll keep an open mind.”
Watch the clip below:
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