Kamala Harris v Mike Pence debate outshone by fly

Kamala Harris v Mike Pence debate outshone by fly
For approximately two minutes, a fly landed on Mike Pence's head and became an instant internet celebrity.
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Daily US Times: If one measure of success is popularity on social media, vice-presidential debate between Mike Pence and Kamala Harris was a no-contest. A fly snatched the show!

Despite both of the candidates’ best efforts, nothing they said resonated with people online quite like the wanderings of one unsuspecting insect.

For approximately two minutes, a fly landed on Mike Pence’s head and became an instant internet celebrity.

The phrase “the fly” has been tweeted and retweeted more than 700,000 times since it appeared during the debate.

The Democratic Party has taken full advantage of this, registering the domain “flywillvote.com”, while a picture of the Democratic candidate holding a fly swatter has been liked more than 500,000 times at the time of writing.

The fly has united people on both sides of the aisle, with one person labeling it “probably the most memorable thing that happened”, while another calling it “an American hero.”

Kellyanne Conway, the former senior White House adviser, called for the fly to be given a mail-in ballot, while Republican Senator Rand Paul joked it was evidence of spying as “the deep state planted a bug” on Mr Pence.

Merriam-Webster dictionary confirmed the word “fly” was trending on its website.

Lots of social media accounts have been created by people seeking to get in on the act, with one picking up more than 10,000 followers on Twitter.

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