Mike Pence gets trolled by Joe Biden after a fly steals the spotlight at VP debate

Vice President Mike Pence got an unexpected visitor at the Vice Presidential debate Wednesday night, which turned into the moment which would garner the most buzz. A little over an hour into the debate, as Pence and Kamala Harris discussed police brutality and racism in the United States, a fly landed on the top of Pence’s head. The Vice President apparently didn’t notice because the fly was there for over two minutes, clearly visible for all to see. The fly immediately started trending on Twitter. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden seized on the situation and turned it into a fundraising opportunity. Biden tweeted out a picture of himself with a fly swatter and the caption, “Pitch in $5 to help this campaign fly.”

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- Thank you, Vice President Pence.

MIKE PENCE: --Neighbors and all of our minorities. Under President Trump's leadership--

- Thank you, Vice President.

MIKE PENCE: We will always stand with law enforcement. And we'll do what we've done--

- Vice President Pence, thank you. Your time is up.

- --since day one. And that is improve the lives of African-Americans.

- Thank you, Vice President Pence.

- Record unemployment, record investments--

- Vice President Pence, your time is up.

- --in education and to fight--

KYLIE MAR: The biggest buzz coming out of the vise presidential debate Wednesday night came when a fly landed on Vice President Mike Pence's head. The fly and #flygate quickly started trending as a flurry of tweets poured onto Twitter. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden trolled Pence, tweeting "Pitch in $5 to help this campaign fly," and by selling a Truth Over Flies fly swatter. As for the fly, after just over two minutes, it had heard enough. And even the pundits agree that the fly may have been the most interesting part of the evening.

- There were times during the debate that I thought that the most effective being on that stage to go after Vice President Pence was that fly that landed on his head.


- And--

- Arguably, one of the most interesting things to happen in the debate.

- --sat there for 10 minutes.