“Wheel of Fortune” host Pat Sajak is getting hit with a heavy dose of criticism after a photo of him with controversial Republican Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene began making the rounds on social media.
Newsweek reports that the photo first showed up on Saturday:
It is unclear when and where the photo was originally shared. The Twitter account PatriotTakes, which describes itself as “dedicated researchers monitoring and exposing right-wing extremism,” shared the photo on Saturday evening, seemingly sparking a wave of negative reactions to Sajak.
“Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak with Marjorie Taylor Greene and [Right Side Broadcasting Network] reporter Bryan Glenn,” the account wrote in the tweet that included the photo.
Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak with Marjorie Taylor Greene and RSBN reporter Bryan Glenn. pic.twitter.com/3dbUygSqDy
— PatriotTakes 🇺🇸 (@patriottakes) September 18, 2022
According to documentary filmmaker Jeremy Newberger, Greene made an appearance in February at the America First Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida, which was organized by Nick Fuentes, an avowed white nationalist. The fact that Sajak is now posing with Greene led Newberger to accuse the “Wheel” host of “posing with Nazis,” tweeting out:
“It’s only been 8 months since Marjorie Taylor Greene gave the keynote at a Nazi rally where the organizer praised Adolf Hitler. So by all means, Pat Sajak, take some selfies with her. Looks like the Wheel of Fortune is morally bankrupt.”
I’d like to solve the puzzle, Pat Sajak. pic.twitter.com/rP0lPmlBfi
— Mr. Newberger (@jeremynewberger) September 18, 2022
Others on the internet then joined the criticism of the “Wheel” host.
Spinning truth into crazy conspiracies to steal the deal! pic.twitter.com/gfF1zZU0GG
— Kenneth McGrath 🇮🇪🍁 🌊 (@CionaodMcGrath) September 19, 2022
Vanna, I’ll take a KKK please. pic.twitter.com/w1Pyam3rMP
— Brown Eyed Susan🇺🇦 (@smc429) September 13, 2022
How nice of Pat Sajak to show his true colors. Spin that Wheel of Fortune pic.twitter.com/kEGd04FYh8
— Outspoken™️ (@Out5p0ken) September 18, 2022