Instead of talking about their policies and how they would fare as the Vice-President of the United States, people are chatting about the fly that was glued to Mike Pence’s head, as well as his overall appearance, from last night’s debate.
Vice-President Pence went up against Kamala Harris in last night’s debate, which was much more well-mannered than the Presidential Debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. The nominees spoke about Breonna Taylor’s case, the pandemic, trade wars, fracking, and more.
While their positions are clear on most issues, Pence and Harris were trending last night for reasons unrelated to their politics.
By now, you’ve all seen the photos of a fly on top of Mike Pence’s head. The pesky little bugger was there for about ten minutes. However, others were worried about another aspect of the Vice-President’s appearance, pointing out that one of his eyes was remarkably red.
“Pink Eye” actually popped up in the Trending Topics with many discussing Pence’s appearance, theorizing that he had contracted the stigmatized infection.
One person even theorized that Pence could have COVID-19, sharing a stat that conjunctivitis, AKA pink eye, occurs in a percentage of coronavirus patients. Following Trump’s positive test, Pence confirmed that his test was negative.
I would not be surprised if Mike Pence has the coronavirus. People with COVID19 can get conjunctivitis, also called pinkeye. It happens when the virus infects a tissue called conjunctiva, which covers the white part of your eye or the inside of your eyelids.#VPDebate pic.twitter.com/8mqHWCJy9T
— Arctic Friend (@FriendEden100) October 8, 2020
Fat lip, pink eye, fly on head. Wild times pic.twitter.com/cpUIKMsfdR
— David Pakman (@dpakman) October 8, 2020
We’re not talking about the right side of Trump’s face and Pence’s pink eye enough.
They both look horribly ill.
— April (@ReignOfApril) October 8, 2020
Pink eye is often a symptom of Covid-19, and common house flies are attracted to feces or rotting meat. Saying that for no reason at all.
— Andrea Junker ® (@Strandjunker) October 8, 2020
So here is something that ought to shake us up a little bit. Pinkeye, or conjunctivitis, is a common symptom of Covid. And it sure look tonight as if Mike Pence had pinkeye.
— Norman Ornstein (@NormOrnstein) October 8, 2020
Pink Eye. Are you pondering what I’m pondering? pic.twitter.com/sa7tBhhaOG
— MAURICE LAMARCHE (@MAURICELAMARCHE) October 8, 2020