Bloomberg convention speech goes viral after fly lands on face

A fly that landed on former 2020 presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg’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 Biden 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 Wallace, who called it “enormously effective,” and CNN anchor Jake Tapper, who labeled it “one of the best, if not the best, of his career.”

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