A massive fly landed on Vice President Mike Pence’s head during Wednesday night’s vice-presidential debate.
Considering the historic lack of consequence that vice-presidential debates have upon presidential elections, an insect-related incident toward the end of the Pence-Harris debate may be the final takeaway from Thursday night’s contest. With about ten minutes left until the end of the debate, a fly landed on Mike Pence’s head and stayed there for a remarkable amount of time:
Considering the president’s focus on the appearance of power and control, he’s probably not going to like this. For the head of the White House Coronavirus Task Force to have a fly — a known agent of contagion — to land on his own head isn’t the ideal viral image from a debate in which the vice-president was tasked with making it look like his administration had the outbreak within its ranks under control.
The incident sparked an avalanche of online commentary.