Steve Schmidt, co-founder of the anti-Trump group Lincoln Project, claimed Wednesday night the fly that landed on Vice President Mike Pence’s white hair during his debate with Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) was the “mark of the devil.”
“I don’t think it’s ever a good sign when a fly lands on your head for two minutes,” he explained during an appearance on MSNBC, apparently seriously. “You know that’s a sign all through the history of sin, and historically, biblically.”
Schmidt went on to tell host Ari Melber that “he who commands the fly has always been seen historically as the mark of the devil.”
Melber, being a rational human being, laughed uncomfortably and tried to understand if the Lincoln Project guy was joking. He was not.
“It landed on Mike Pence, and it says something,” Schmidt continued. “Something karmic about the status of the campaign.”
It’s only fair to point out that, a few weeks ago, when he was talking about climate change from the middle of a field, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden had his own problem with bugs landing on his head and neck.
Even the left-leaning Daily Beast made fun of Schmidt.
Melber, for his part, concluded the segment by saying it is “above my pay grade” to discuss the seriousness of Schmidt’s very bizarre claim about flies and the devil.