VP debate 2020: Internet shows Mike Pence how 'real leader deals with fly' as video of Obama swatting one goes viral

A user tweeted, 'All this talk about a fly landing on Pence. Let’s take this opportunity to look back and appreciate when one landed on Obama and he killed it live on air'


                            VP debate 2020: Internet shows Mike Pence how 'real leader deals with fly' as video of Obama swatting one goes viral
Barack Obama, Mike Pence (Getty Images)

Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris faced each other in the first and only Vice Presidential Debate this year on Wednesday night, October 7, at the University of Utah's Kingsbury Hall in Salt Lake City. The debate addressed various topics from coronavirus to climate change, among others. Towards the end of the debate, a fly landed on Pence's head for several minutes as he answered questions from moderator Susan Page and responded to his opponent. The fly remained on the vice president's head for about two minutes.

As Harris and Pence spoke about racial injustice and police brutality, it did not budge, nor did Pence acknowledge its presence, but Twitter certainly did. The fly became the star on Twitter and people started talking about it. Some even went ahead and expressed their wish to see Jeff Goldblum in the role of the fly in the upcoming ‘Saturday Night Live’ episode. Goldblum starred in the 1986 American sci-fi film 'The Fly'. It was directed and co-written by David Cronenberg. It narrates the story of an eccentric scientist who, after one of his experiments goes wrong, slowly turns into a fly-hybrid creature. The scientist was played by Goldblum.

And, the discussion didn’t stop there. Some people pulled out an old video of former President Barack Obama, where he is seen swatting a fly, and started pointing out how it should be done.

The old video clip, was posted by CBS News in June 2009 on YouTube, is from an interview with CNBC. Obama excuses himself, and then says, "Hey, get out of here." The interviewer says, "That's the most persistent fly I've ever seen.” Former POTUS quietly tracks the fly and then swats it. Obama very proudly says, "Now, where were we." He adds, "That was pretty impressive, wasn't it?" The camera then pans down to show the fly lying on the floor.

The video resurfaced on Twitter and people began sharing it. One user shared the video and wrote, “How a real leader deals with a fly.” Another commented, “By tomorrow morning, trump and Pence will be accusing President Obama, Hillary, and Joe Biden of having used the fly to spy on their campaign.” A user stated, “Obama killed a fly with his bare hands. Legend.”  A user remembered, “Reminds me of that time Pres. Obama swatted a fly during a WH interview. Dealt it a lethal blow.”

One commented, “Somebody splice it with the time Obama killed a fly during an interview. A man who takes action!” Another said, “If Obama woulda been close by he woulda smashed the shit outta that fly man.” A user tweeted, “All this talk about a fly landing on Pence. Let’s take this opportunity to look back and appreciate when one landed on Obama and he killed it live on air.” A user remarked, “Obama takes care of the fly no problem. Pence lets it sit on his head clueless for minutes. That about sums up the Trump administration.” A user said, “so who is waiting for Donald Trump to blame Obama for letting a fly in at the debate.”



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 

 


 

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