The size doesn’t matter if you are someone interesting. Who can prove this point more efficiently than the star fly who graced the Vice Presidential debate Wednesday night?
The Harris-Pence debate saw a flurry of situations unfold over important issues, but was less chaotic than the Biden-Trump debate.
Senator Kamala Harris branded the response to the Covid-19 pandemic under Donald Trump as the “greatest failure” of any US administration, as the debate between her and Vice President Mike Pence opened on Wednesday. But Pence fired back by accusing Harris of undermining public confidence in a future coronavirus vaccine through her attacks on Trump’s credibility. “The American people have witnessed what is the greatest failure of any presidential administration in the history of our country,” Harris, running mate to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, said
Towards the end of the debate, a tiny common house fly flew over, landed on Pence’s crisp white hair, and essentially stole the show.
The insect which took up residence on Pence’s white hair led to a social media firestorm. The reaction was immediate, and intense. The fly created more buzz than anything else that occurred on the debate.
“That’s not on your TV. It’s on his head,” tweeted MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow. “The fly knows,” tweeted author Stephen King. Others joked about the creature perhaps getting stuck in hair spray — or possibly now being a prime candidate for coronavirus testing.
📈 Trending on our site for quite possibly the first time:
— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) October 8, 2020
So, a fun art history fact! Flies are used to represent rot, wasting away, decay, death, melancholia.
A fly hovering over a church official or nobleman indicates disfavor with the king or corruption and dereliction of duty. pic.twitter.com/aLuiKFwWNI
— Jennifer Wright (@JenAshleyWright) October 8, 2020
How long before the Biden campaign is selling fly swatters?
— Matt Viser (@mviser) October 8, 2020
In seriousness, debating with a fly on your head is not the best way to prove you're not full of shit
— Laura Bassett (@LEBassett) October 8, 2020
the fly showing up at tonight's debate pic.twitter.com/X5msW8nKhz
— David Mack (@davidmackau) October 8, 2020
In fact, the Joe Biden campaign also turned their attention to it.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) October 8, 2020
We’re now waiting for the official fly on Mike Pence’s head stan account.