Biden Campaign Started Selling Fly Swatters And They’re Already Sold Out | 22 Words

Since the Vice Presidential debate, everyone has been obsessing over the fly that stole the show.

And Joe Biden wasted no time adding the most hilarious merch to his campaign store...

If you're one of the millions of viewers who tuned into the vice presidential debate...

You'll probably be aware of the unexpected visitor that decided to make an appearance.

Towards the end of the debate, a giant fly landed on Mike Pence's head...

And it stayed there for an excessively long amount of time.

"The Fly" has taken Twitter by storm.

And now, Joe Biden has got in on the action...

Last night, Democratic challenger, Kamala Harris, and Trump’s Vice-president, Mike Pence, went head-to-head in the year's first and only vice presidential debate.

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Following the explosive debut presidential debate nearly 2 weeks ago, it was time for the vice nominees to have their say.

The pair debated with a Plexiglass shield between them...

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A health and safety precaution requested by the Biden-Harris campaign, the Associated Press reported.

However, concerns regarding the distance between the podiums are still rife.

Many are worried about Pence's exposure to the virus, considering the President was infected just a few days ago.

Many even believe that, thanks to the virus, the whole debate should be virtual...

As should all future debates planned for this year.

Anyway, Susan Page, the Washington bureau chief of USA Today, moderated the debate...

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Which was dominated heavily by the coronavirus crisis, the very thing that hospitalized the President just days ago.

But, firstly...

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Let's meet our candidates, and get an insight into what we had to expect from them.

Standing for the Republicans, we have the current vice president, Mike Pence.

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Pence, a socially conservative Christian from the midwest, has been rehearsing for the debate with Pam Bondi, the former attorney general of Florida, playing the role of the Democratic candidate, the Axios website reported.

It was believed that Pence would come in with a swift plan of attack...

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And some of his preparation involved developing ways to strike his female opponent "without opening himself up to criticism that he is acting in a disrespectful or sexist way," according to NBC News.

And, for the Democrats, we have Kamala Harris.

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Harris, a former criminal prosecutor, and progressive Californian, is widely considered to be a formidable debater.

Harris won rave reviews for her performance in an early Democratic debate when she criticized Biden for his record on race...

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So, people were expecting a real show.

The California senator had apparently “planned a handful of anti-Trump zingers"...

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But, given the President’s ill-health, she toned it down.

Much like the debut presidential debate on September 30th, opinions were seriously divided in the run-up to the debate.

On one hand, there's an overwhelming wave of support for Pence.

But, on the other hand, many were keen to witness Harris' direct and "sweat-inducing" approach to Pence.

But, during the debate, there was a rather unexpected visitor.

If you've been on Twitter at any point, you'll know exactly what we're talking about... the fly.

The little insect perched on Pence's head while the pair debated the topic of racial injustice.

And it's all people could talk about.

Within minutes, "the fly" was already trending on Twitter.

And it even ended up with its own parody account.

And it seems that no other than Joe Biden decided to get in on the fun too...

That wasn't all, either.

The Biden campaign was hot off the mark...

Within two hours of the debate, the campaign website was selling $10 Truth Over Flies swatters.

And within a few hours of release, a campaign spokesperson said, almost 35,000 swatters had sold out.

"We saw the internet and our supporters sharing a viral moment online, so our digital team came together on the fly," Zach McNamara, the merchandise director for the Biden campaign, said. Their aim was to show that "Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will always choose truth over lies, science over fiction, and unity over division," he added.

Etsy sellers are also getting involved, selling various products reading "fly will vote" and "truth over flies," as well as face masks with the iconic image.

But, not everyone was happy, with some arguing that the move was "beneath the character of the office."

No matter where you stand on the matter, it's clear the fly has had quite an impact.

Because people still can't stop making memes about it.

You can watch the show-stealing moment below.

Pence is certainly not going to live this one down. Keep scrolling for more...