hat animated social media during the debate between Senator Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence? It was a fly, mostly.
A debate viewing party at the Women’s National Democratic Club in Washington on Wednesday.
A debate viewing party at the Women’s National Democratic Club in Washington on Wednesday.Credit...Anna Moneymaker for The New York Times
By Nick Corasaniti
Oct. 8, 2020
Updated 7:52 a.m. ET
There were frustrating interruptions, though not as many as in the first debate. There were dodged questions, animated facial expressions and one candidate running particularly roughshod over the moderator.
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And yes, there was a fly on top of Vice President Mike Pence’s head.
That was what excited social media during the sole vice-presidential debate, one in which the tone was markedly more subdued compared with last week’s presidential debate but in which the dynamics remained largely the same: The Republican incumbent showed little regard for the agreed-upon rules, and the Democratic challenger mostly complied.
And, again, a fly landed on Mr. Pence’s head.
So, for posterity, here is how the internet — or how we casually refer to that insular, blue-check-verified version of the proverbial diner in a steel town — reacted to the debate.
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About an hour into the debate, a fly suddenly appeared on Mr. Pence’s head, resting motionless yet extremely visible set against his silver hair. It sat there for two minutes and three seconds, enough time to spawn thousands of memes and somehow crash Twitter’s trending topics.
- История молодой женщины, ее семьи и складывающихся между ними отношений после того, как умирает дедушка, к которому все были глубоко привязаны. Его уход также побуждает главную героиню исследовать свои корни и восстановить связь с его родиной – Алжиром.