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Mike Pence Had a Fly on His Head for Nearly Two Minutes During the VP Debate

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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:

Given President Trump’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 — land on his hair 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. Naturally, the jokes began pouring in:

And naturally, it didn’t take long for the joke to get ruined:

Pence Had a Fly on His Head for Two Minutes During Debate