Twitter post from @patsajak on May 19.

Twitter post from @patsajak on May 19. (May 20, 2014)

"Wheel of Fortune" host and part-time Severna Park resident Pat Sajak is taking some heat for comments he made on social media about global warming.

Sajak (@patsajak), who got his start as a local TV weatherman in Nashville, according to IMDB, has drawn widespread attention for Twitter posts he made recently, including one posted yesterday that read:

"I now believe global warming alarmists are unpatriotic racists knowingly misleading for their own ends. Good night."

Sajak was in town Sunday for an appearance by comedian Martin Short at the Maryland Hall for Creative Arts in Annapolis. Yesterday, he tweeted a photo of him and Short with a shout out to Rams Head.

Several hours later, he made the Twitter post that has drawn such scrutiny. There’s no indication what prompted the tweets by Sajak - Maryland's weekend weather was gorgeous, by most accounts - but after stories appeared online on Tuesday at Huffington Post and The Washington Post website, the longtime game show host tweeted:

"Sometimes it's fun to poke a stick in a hornets' nest just to hear the buzzing."