Mike Pence’s physical appearance during the debate caused concern with many believing he had contracted pink eye.
During the Vice President Debate, many people noticed Pence’s eye seemed a little red, which might be problematic for someone who was around someone who tested positive for Covid. The hashtag #Pinkeyepence along with #PinkEye began trending on social media.
Kamala Harris stayed 12 feet apart from Pence during the debate.
One person wrote, “Yo #PinkEyePence shut up. You have 2 mins. And try for the love of everything stay on topic! #VPDebate”
Another commented on Twitter, “Takeaways so far: #pinkeyepence is already trending, and I’ve heard more about fracking in the past ten minutes than I have in all of 2020.”
One person pointed out, “BREAKING NEWS: PENCE’S BLOODSHOT EYE HAS ITS OWN TWITTER PAGE. I REPEAT PENCE’S BLOODSHOT EYE HAS ITS OWN TWITTER PAGE #PenceHarrisDebate #PenceEye #pinkeyepence #pencepinkeye.”’
“Symptoms Based on data so far, doctors believe that 1%-3% of people with COVID-19 will get conjunctivitis, also called pinkeye,” said one Twitter user.
BREAKING NEWS: MIKE PENCE HAS A FLY IN HIS HAIR pic.twitter.com/fq1ZfbeukT
— Brian Gaar (@briangaar) October 8, 2020
During the MSNBC recap, Brian Williams spoke about the topics that were trending on Twitter including his “red eye” and the fly that was on his head.
At one point, Pink Eye was trending on Twitter with over 37,000 people having something to say about it.
“THERE HAS BEEN A FLY ON MIKE PENCE’S HEAD FOR LIKE 2 MINUTES IM CRYINGGGG,” joked one debate watcher.
One viewer believed, “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.
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
“Pink eye is a frequent symptom of COVID-19, and Mike Pence has severe pink eye. Methinks another White House positive test is well on its way. EyesEyesEyes #VPDebate,” pointed out another.
Nearly 500,000 people were tweeting about “The Fly” after it became the star of the show.
“Mike Pence is just like Pig Pen from Charlie Brown. Except if Pig Pen also had pink eye. #VPDebate,” commented another.
Another was astonished by the night writing, “This can’t be for real. First, Mike Pence has pink eye…and now, a fly on his silver hair for at least 5 minutes. Is it a Russian spy???.”