Last week’s debate between Vice President hopefuls Mike Pence and Kamala Harris saw an unlikely winner rise.
The now “world’s most famous fly,” spent over two minutes atop the Vice President’s head leaving the whole country buzzing about its appearance.
Neither Pence nor Harris paid the party-crashing fly much attention during the debate. The two were separated several feet apart and protected by plexiglass between the two. Debate officials say the enhanced safety measures were precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Now, several days after the debate, the Vice President is finally speaking out on the spotlight-stealing fly. In an interview with Fox News, Pence says he was unaware of the fly through the entirety of its stay on his head. He says he wasn’t aware of the fly’s appearance during the debate and only learned about it after speaking with his adult children. Pence went on to say he and his family found humor in the incident.
“They told me, ‘Dad, you did ok,’ but they did tell me about the fly,” he told Fox News host Dana Perino. “It was a good laugh for all of us.”
Pence Finds Humor in Fly Incident
The now infamous fly incident occurred with only a few minutes remaining in last week’s debate. Pence was answering a question on law enforcement when the fly made its landing. The fly did not make its way over to Harris’ side of the stage. It didn’t appear that she made an attempt to inform Pence of the situation.
“To the men and women who serve in law enforcement, I want everyone to know that President Trump and I stand with you,” Pence says as the fly lands.
As a result, the jokes began flooding social media almost immediately.
“The fly understands the 2 minute limit,” a Twitter user wrote afterwards.
What’s more, the celebrity fly even has its own social media pages. The pages mostly poke fun at the fly’s appearance during the debate and leave politics out of it. The fly can be found on Twitter under @mikepencefly.
H/T: New York Post