Bizarre moment huge fly sticks to Mike’s head…
A FLY landing on Vice President Mike Pence’s head stole the show during his debate with Kamala Harris on Wednesday.
The bug made its home on VP Pence’s head for more than two minutes as he and his Democrat rival fielded questions on their campaigns during the vice presidential debate in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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The entertaining mishap comes exactly four years after a fly landed on then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s face during her debate with Donald Trump.
Wednesday night’s incident at Kingsbury Hall sparked laughter and comical social media posts from viewers across America.
It even prompted Joe Biden to tweet a photo of himself with a fly swatter.
Biden wrote to Twitter: “Pitch in $5 to help this campaign fly. https://joe.link/3nvsFwL”
Approximately 10 minutes later, Biden shared a link to flywillvote.com – which redirected to the Democratic National Committee’s “I will Vote” website.
Footage of the incident – which was immediately shared to Twitter – has since obtained more than 900,000 views.
“The fly knew it’s 2 minute limit,” a Twitter user wrote, referring to how Pence and Harris had two minutes apiece to talk when answering questions during the 90-minute debate.
The viral video is two minutes and three seconds long.
As the fly landed on Pence’s head, the vice president was speaking highly of the “men and women who serve in law enforcement.”
Pence’s slight head movements weren’t enough to make the fly change its location.
“The latest polls just came in and the fly that landed on Mike Pence is ahead by 6 points in Michigan,” one tweet read.
Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus took to Instagram to share a screengrab of the hilarious sight, with a caption that read: “Well, I really wish we had thought of this on @veephbo – who is controlling that fly?”
Senator Rand Paul tweeted: “The deep state planted a bug on @VP.
“The illegal spying is really out of control.”
A comment to Rand Paul’s post, read: “Hahahaha” – alongside an edited picture of the fly holding a Biden Harris campaign sign.
Another Twitter user commented: “The fly is the hero [we] didn’t deserve but the hero that America needed!
“Flies are always attracted to bulls**.”
A meme was also created by a Twitter user showing Barry B. Benson, from the fictional film Bee Movie, sitting on Pence’s white hair.
“Are you kidding me? The fly already has over 13k followers? It hasn’t even been an hour,” @TesLatino tweeted, along with a screen grab of a newly created Twitter page.
The Twitter account – dubbed @MikePenceFly___ – gained more than 55,000 followers by 11:30pm.
“Lord of the lies,” the account wrote, accompanied by a photo of Pence looking down.
Another person replied: “What does the fly think about Pence’s breathing and his ‘Rona eye?”
Pence’s left eye appeared to be slightly red throughout the debate, making some question whether he was suffering from Covid, allergies, or pink eye.
Despite Pence’s eye redness and the fly’s new fame – President Trump praised his second in command after successfully battling it out on stage with Harris.
“Mike Pence WON BIG!” the president tweeted after the event.
However, his celebratory post couldn’t escape reactions relating to the fly’s shock landing.
“He not only lost to Kamala. He lost to a fly,” @MeidasTouch commented.
Back in 2016, Hillary Clinton was branded as a “robot” after neglecting to swat a fly from her face after it landed on her during a US Presidential Debate.
Viewers were left baffled by her seeming inability to notice the insect during the showdown with Trump on live television.
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Within minutes of its television appearance at the debate at Washington University, the fly also had its own Twitter account.
Tweeting under the account name @FliesForHillary, the account wrote: “Showing my support for Hillary! I can’t believe I’m on TV!”
Published at Thu, 08 Oct 2020 05:25:37 +0000