MSNBC guest Steve Schmidt claimed that a fly landing on Vice President Mike Pence during Wednesday’s debate was the “mark of the devil.”
Schmidt joined anchor Ari Melber to discuss the debate between Pence and Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris, referring to the fly as a commentary on the “karmic state” of President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign. (RELATED: MSNBC Commentator Compares Trump WH To ‘Monkeys Hurling Excrement At Each Other’)
Melber began by asking Schmidt to evaluate Pence’s performance, saying, “What did you think of tonight, how Mike Pence would blatantly not answer the question? He waited his turn more than Trump, but he would say, I see a question about SCOTUS, I’m going to talk about Iran.”
Schmidt claimed that Pence had to be graded on a curve because, were it a normal debate, his behavior would have been “scored very poorly” but he did better than Trump in the first presidential debate with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
Then Schmidt pivoted to the fly that landed on Pence’s head, saying, “It’s never a good sign when a fly lands on your head for two minutes, that’s a sign all through history of