Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek smartly roasted President Donald Trump during a recent interview with Vulture.
The undisputed king of TV trivia didn’t hold back when asked how Trump would fare on Jeopardy!, saying:
“He might not agree that any of the correct responses are correct.”
Trebek was trolling Trump about his penchant for picking and choosing facts that are most convenient to him. It’s easy to imagine the 45th President exclaiming, “Wrong!” and refusing to accept that his answer was incorrect during a celebrity Jeopardy! tournament.
"How would President Trump do on Jeopardy!?"
Trebek: "He might not agree that any of the correct responses are correct."https://t.co/aFu0Sro7Yf
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) November 12, 2018
The internet loved Trebek throwing shade at Trump.
I'll take "Daaaaaaaaaamn" for $2000, Alex… pic.twitter.com/A0hwgJ2yzi
— "No teams" Indy (@NoTeamsIndy) November 12, 2018
— Gary Scucci (@gscucci) November 12, 2018
He would say the game is rigged against him.
— Ernesto Guerra (@ErnestoGuerra) November 12, 2018
"These answers are very unfair and you should be ashamed"
— Jimmy Barbour (@Jimmy__Barbour) November 12, 2018
Alex Trebek doesn't think Donald Trump would fare well on an episode of 'Jeopardy!'
— Red T Raccoon (@RedTRaccoon) November 12, 2018
Imagine him on jeopardy, Alex: Q. This city is the capital of Japan. Trump: Osaka, FoxNews: Today, Japan announced Osaka to be the new capital. Alex: That is a wrong answer. Trump: You are fake news, check FoxNews. Then rants about Alex being antifa communist for 20 mins.
— NirB (@niravb) November 12, 2018
Trebek also drew some criticism for his comments about #MeToo during the same interview.
— Gretchen Carlson (@GretchenCarlson) November 12, 2018
So tired of hearing about men being scared. These are perpetrators trying to blame victims. And can we please stop blaming hormones for behavior and decisions??? Teens have a frontal lobe too…I think. #BeFierce
— David Smith (@davidgsmithphd) November 12, 2018
People took issue with the host calling this a “scary time for men.”
The only reason men are afraid of the #MeToo movement, is for one of the first times in history, it gives women the power they deserve in a way that men cannot take it away.
And that frightens powerful men. https://t.co/TVwHs03s03
— Stoo Metz (@StooMetz) November 13, 2018
And he made odd claims about Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) November 12, 2018
Trebek seems to believe Trudeau has a secret buzzer under his shirt to alert his aides.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has a buzzer under his shirt to get out of meetings according to Alex Trebek. If Tre is right about Tru then this is genius long meetings are ineffective! https://t.co/BxUaxpV1LA
— Raha (@Rahafox5) November 12, 2018
Trebek burned Trump nicely in this interview. We’ll take “Quit While You’re Ahead” for $600, Alex.