Four years before a black house fly stole the show at the vice presidential debate by landing on Mike Pence’s white-haired head Wednesday night, Hillary Clinton tangoed with one on the debate stage.
In the second presidential debate of the 2016 election, a similar insect landed on Clinton’s forehead, smack in the middle of her eyes.
Apparently unfazed by the critter, Clinton didn’t swat or bat at the fly and kept speaking into her microphone while walking on the stage.
Pence took a page from Clinton’s book Wednesday night, acting completely normal as a fly sat on his head for about two minutes while he sparred with Sen. Kamala Harris in the vice presidential debate in Utah.
Earlier this year, another fly stole the show of former Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s speech at the Democratic National Convention, buzzing around before landing on his face during his remarks.
“I would vote for the fly on Mike Bloomberg’s face,” one Twitter user wrote at the time.
President Trump also had a viral fly moment on the campaign trail in 2016.
A fly landed on top of Trump’s signature combover during one of his raucous presidential rallies. The insect nested on the future-president’s head for a brief while before flying off. Trump did not seem to notice it was there.
And in perhaps the most well-known interaction between a fly and member of the US executive branch, former President Barack Obama killed one of the insects with a lighting-fast swat while filming an interview with CNBC in 2009.
Late night comedians gushed about his hand-eye coordination after the killing, but he drew criticism from PETA, which called the swatting an “insect execution.”
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