Wheel Of Fortune host Pat Sajak is making waves on social media today after having his photo taken with Republican congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene.
The photo, snapped earlier this month, went viral on Twitter after being re-shared by an activist account called Patriot Takes.
Since the photo of the game show host and Taylor Greene together went viral, fans are curious about Pat Sajak’s political views. Is he a Republican and possibly a Trump supporter – why else would he have knowingly posed with the controversial congresswoman?
Pat Sajak’s photo with Trump supporter MTG goes Twitter viral
On Saturday, a photo showing Wheel host Pata Sajak standing shoulder to shoulder with lawmaker Marjorie Taylor Greene and Right Side Broadcasting Network reporter Brian Glenn went Twitter-viral, TMZ reports.
It was initially re-shared without any context as to its date or location by an account called PatriotTakes, dedicated to “exposing right-wing extremism and other threats to democracy.”
Since going viral, the photo was met with overwhelmingly negative reactions from fans of Sajak who now believe he is a Trump supporter.
Retired journalist Diana Gonzales tweeted in response that she will be “changing the channel when [Pat] spins the wheel,” as she thinks “the company [he keeps] is quite unfortunate.”
When and where the photo was taken
In the meantime, some details have emerged about where and when the photo was taken. Right Side reporter Brian Glenn, seen next to Sajak, told TMZ the photo was snapped about three weeks ago at a Hollywood restaurant.
Glenn added the Wheel Of Fortune host had been sitting at a table near Brian and MTG and agreed to take a photo together.
Indeed, the photo was posted to Glenn’s Instagram on 31 August, with a caption explaining the chance encounter.
Is Pat Sajak a Republican?
Yes. The 75-year-old has been open about his political stance as a Republican in the past. However, it’s unclear whether Sajak is a Trump supporter, as he hasn’t publicly expressed an opinion on the matter.
We’ve reached out for clarification and are awaiting a response.
Additionally, he’s financially backed conservative youth organization Young America’s Foundation, which in 2018 was dubbed by the Los Angeles Times as “one of the most preeminent, influential and controversial forces in the nation’s conservative youth movement.”
Newsweek also notes that Sajak has expressed controversial views on politically divided topics, like his skepticism of climate change. In a now-deleted tweet from 2014, the Wheel host called out “global warming alarmists” as “unpatriotic” for “knowingly misleading for their own ends. Good night.”
After considerable backlash, the tweet was removed and Sajak clarified he was “just mocking the name calling that is directed at global warming skeptics within and without the scientific community.”
Sajak has long been open about his skepticism of climate change, Fox News Insider reports.