He called Alex out. So what?
I hope Alex responds with some revenge for their last 1st meeting. But I'm not going to go ape$4|t over what some nerd weatherman is pontificating about. If I saw that guy in a bar I would happily send him a Guinness to replace his white wine spritzer and offer a friendly wager.
Until Alex shows to the world that he's the man, people are going to continue to doubt him. He knows this. It's nothing new here.