If you haven’t ever noticed, “Wheel of Fortune” host Pat Sajak is absolutely hilarious on Twitter. The 72-year-old is a rare Republican in Hollywood and knows how to get his wit and wisdom across on social media.
“I don’t usually get involved in California’s ballot propositions, but I urge all Golden Staters to vote no on yes,” he joked before the midterm elections.
He also observed: “One of the (many) odd conceits of celebrityhood is the notion that the ability to sing or tell jokes or portray other characters somehow qualifies one to tell others how to vote. Not sure electricians or truckers or sales associates feel that way about themselves.”
Right before election day he wrote, “I’m so glad the election will be over tomorrow. No more political commercials for a while. The people will have spoken. We can all accept the results, join hands and give thanks for living in this great nation. I also need to take my unicorn to the vet to get his horn buffed.”
And then on election day: “I was so proud to wear my ‘I Voted’ sticker yesterday, I added three new stickers today: ‘I Showered,’ ‘I Ate Breakfast’ and ‘I Paid My Electric Bill.’ And it’s not even noon on the West Coast!”
But Sajak was at the top of his game when he wrote this tweet about conducting his own poll: “Republicans, in the event your party loses control of the House, what will you do on Wednesday? 3%: Scream at the sky. 1%: Demonstrate at Capitol. 96%: Go to work.”
Speaking of people screaming and demonstrating, Fox News host Tucker Carlson responded Thursday evening to the Wednesday night attack on his house by an Antifa mob. An angry group of about 20 people blocked off the street in front of his D.C. home, rammed the front door so hard it cracked, vandalized his driveway, waved hateful signs, and screamed threats over a bullhorn.
“Tucker Carlson, we will fight! We know where you sleep at night!” they yelled, with some people telling him to get out of town while another mentioned using a pipe bomb.
Carlson’s terrified wife locked herself in the pantry and called 911. Police are investigating the mob’s actions as a possible hate crime.
Many liberals mocked Carlson on social media, making light of the threats and saying that he deserved it.
“Fox and Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade was filling in for Carlson on Thursday, but Carlson called in to say, “What’s it like to find out your wife is hiding in the pantry because people are threatening her? It’s upsetting.”
“I’ve characterized Antifa and people like them as protesters, but they’re not,” he continued, according to Deadline Hollywood. “They weren’t protesting anything … they weren’t trying to change my mind or advocate for a position, they were threatening my family to get me to stop talking.”
“This has a chilling effect on people’s ability to speak and think freely,” he added. “That’s the point. It’s totalitarian in its intent, and we should fight it.”
But he shared hopeful words, too, pointing out that, “For every masked lunatic in front of my house, there have been 100 people, some of whom I don’t agree with politically, calling or sending texts of support and kindness, and it’s just a reminder of what a really nice country it is. And if you work in our business as you know you can lose sight of that because you see the lunatics, but most people are not lunatics, most people are humane and decent and kind, and it’s just been a great reminder of that.”
See the full interview with Carlson below, as well as images from the attack: