Former Republican Steve Schmidt claimed that the black fly that ended up on Vice President Mike Pence his head during Wednesday’s VP debate was a biblical sign that he was evil.
“I don’t think it’s ever a good sign when a fly lands on your head for two minutes,” Schmidt said to MSNBC’s Ari Melber. “That’s a sign all through history of sin, and historically, biblically—it’s only safe to say this, Ari, after midnight—but a fly, he who commands the fly is always been seen historically as the mark of the devil.”
He responded with, “Now, as a journalist, now I have to ask for the record if you’re joking, because the fly could have landed on anyone.”
“Yes, but it didn’t. It landed on Mike Pence, and it says something,” Schmidt added, implying the fly was a “karmic” symbol of President Donald Trump’s “cratering” campaign.
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Steve Schmidt says the fly landing on Pence is a "sign historically of sin" and the "mark of the devil," prompting Ari Melber to ask if he's joking.
Schmidt: "It landed on Mike Pence. And it says something…karmic about the status of the campaign as it implodes." pic.twitter.com/mFcXavEWxt
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) October 8, 2020