Regardless of the distancing measures in place at Wednesday evening’s U.S. vice-presidential debate, one uninvited visitor bought slightly too near one of many candidates.
Mid-debate, a fly landed on the top of Vice-President Mike Pence, who appeared unfazed or unaware that the insect was there.
Ian Cull, a reporter for NBC’s Bay Space affiliate, confirmed on Twitter after checking the footage that the fly sat atop Pence’s head for 2 minutes and three seconds earlier than flying away.
After the controversy, Twitter was buzzing with jokes as “The Fly” turned a trending subject. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden bought in on the enjoyable, tweeting a photograph of himself with a swatter asking supporters to assist his marketing campaign “fly.” The fly even bought its personal parody Twitter account, tweeting out movies of pop star Miley Cyrus’ music “Fly on the Wall” and joking about releasing a memoir.
This is a roundup of among the finest tweets of the evening: