Bloomberg convention speech goes viral after fly lands on face

A fly that landed on former 2020 presidential candidate Michael BloombergMichael BloombergAs Trump steps back in the spotlight, will Cuomo exit stage left? 'Lucky': How Warren took down Bloomberg Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson vs. Donald Trump: A serious comparison MORE's face during his speech at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday generated serious buzz on social media.

The former New York City mayor, who poured nearly $1 billion into his failed presidential bid, had two visits from the fly, with it landing once near his right eye and another time just below his nose, prompting a number of comments across Twitter.




Bloomberg entered the Democratic primary late, choosing to focus on Super Tuesday instead of early primaries and caucuses.

He dropped out of the race and endorsed former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSenate holds longest vote in history as Democrats scramble to save relief bill Ex-Trump appointee arrested in Capitol riot complains he won't be able to sleep in jail Biden helps broker Senate deal on unemployment benefits MORE shortly after a poor showing on Super Tuesday. 

Bloomberg's remarks came on the same night that Biden accepted the Democratic nomination for president and gave a 24-minute speech that has been lauded by political media, including Fox News anchor Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceWarner: White House should 'keep open additional sanctions' against Saudi crown prince Rick Scott acknowledges Biden 'absolutely' won fair election Bill Gates: Goal of eliminating emissions by 2030 'completely unrealistic' MORE, who called it "enormously effective," and CNN anchor Jake TapperJacob (Jake) Paul TapperEx-Trump press secretary criticized for stirring up QAnon on Twitter Maryland GOP governor says he would have voted to convict Trump Democratic senator defends decision not to call witnesses: 'They weren't going to get more Republican votes' MORE, who labeled it "one of the best, if not the best, of his career."