‘Wheel of Fortune’ host Pat Sajak faces criticism for photo days after teasing retirement

A picture of Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak with controversial U.S. Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene surfaced on Twitter on Saturday, drawing widespread criticism on Twitter. Sajak, 75, is a lifelong Republican and hasn’t been shy about sharing his political views on Twitter, but the photo with Greene still disappointed many. The photo appeared almost a week later Wheel started his 40th season and Sajak teased his potential retirement in the future.

Saturday, the Twitter page patriot takes posted an undated photo of Sajak with Greene and Right Side Broadcasting Network reporter Bryan Glenn. It is not known when the photo was taken. patriot takeswho says they are “dedicated researchers monitoring and exposing right-wing extremism and other threats to democracy”, also posted screenshots of Sajak’s past controversial tweets denying climate change and calling as “racists” those who oppose charter schools.

Sajak has never been silent about his conservative Republican stances. He has written for conservative magazines and blogs and supports the Young America’s Foundation, a group that sponsors conservative speakers for college campuses. He is also a board member of the controversial Hillsdale College. During the early months of the coronavirus pandemic, Sajak also criticized stay-at-home orders in now-deleted tweets.

Sajak’s politics did not hamper his career as a game show host. In fact, he is now the longest-serving game show host in American television history. When the syndicated version of Wheel started its 40th season, it surpassed The price is rightis Bob Barker on the list. He usually jokes about retirement when the subject comes up, but he seemed a bit more serious in a recent entertainment tonight interview.

“On most TV shows in those days, you would have said, ‘That’s probably enough,’ but this show isn’t going to die,” Sajak said. “Looks like I can go before the show.” He later said that he and co-host Vanna White were “nearing the end”.

“It has been a long time [time]. We won’t do that for 40 years. The end is near,” said Sajak HEY. “It’s an honor to have been in people’s living rooms for so long. People were there to greet us. We’re happy and proud.”

Sajak and White are also hosting another season of celebrity wheel of fortune. The first episode airs Sunday, September 25 at 9 p.m. ET on ABC with rapper Snoop Dogg, The truth co-host Amanda Seales and actor Mark Duplass. They will be vying for up to $1 million to donate to their favorite charity. “I think people like to see celebrities and watch them be themselves and not play a character,” White said. HEY of Wheel of celebrities. “When they come here they are themselves, they have a good time, they play for a good cause, so it’s good for everyone.”

Jack C. Nugent