CNN host John King expressed dismay on Friday over a recent “Jeopardy” episode where the contestants failed to correctly answer a question relating to special counsel Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia investigation.
King worried what the TV segment says about the nation’s “focus.”
What happened on “Jeopardy”?
On Thursday’s episode, contestants were asked: “In 2017, this ex-National Security Adviser pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI?”
One contestant answered “Kelly,” a likely reference to White House chief of staff John Kelly. Another contestant answered “Gorka,” a reference to Sebastian Gorka, who formally served as President Donald Trump’s deputy assistant.
Both answers were incorrect. The correct answer is Michael Flynn, who served as Trump’s national security advisor for less than a month before resigning for allegedly lying to Vice President Mike Pence about contact he had with Russian diplomats during the presidential transition.
The question was worth $1,000.
What did King say?
“Only the smartest of the smart get to be on Jeopardy, right?” King said. “So what does this little exchange last night say about the nation’s focus, or lack thereof, on the whole Mueller-Russia meddling and collusion investigation?”
“I’ll take Russia meddling for $1,000, Alex,” King added.