Alex Trebek: The Redskins shouldn't change their name

That’s right: The popular TV host doesn’t think the Washington football team should change its name, as he told The New Republic as part of a longer profile.

“During football season, he follows the [WFT], whom he doesn’t think should change their name. “They weren’t called the [WFT] because we thought [WFT] were terrible; it’s because we admire their strength, their abilities,” he says. In his dressing room one day, Trebek had on Fox News in the background. “Somebody was saying on television a few days ago that the Tea Party is a reflection of the people. There are a lot of people out there who are not happy with the way things are going, and they’ve banded together,” he told me later, though he declined to reveal whom he voted for in the last presidential election and, when pressed, said he’s “apolitical.””

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