Democrat Eric Swalwell was the first failed candidate to drop out of the presidential race after failing to gain practically any support from voters. It was quite an embarrassing moment, but what is more embarrassing is what happened to him on live tv earlier this week.
While being interviewed by Chris Matthews on MSNBC’s “Hardball With Chris Matthews”, Swalwell appears to fart during the interview.
Swalwell says, “The president used taxpayer dollars to help the Ukrainians cheat…” then he pauses mid-sentence, seems to lift up a cheek and lets it rip.
To my knowledge, this is not doctored footage. However, I won’t rule it out. But take a look and you be the judge.
Eric Swalwell appears to drop a massive fart during live on television
Turn the sound on, this is real pic.twitter.com/DyElNSwYog
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) November 19, 2019
Swalwell told BuzzFeed reporter Addy Baird that he was not the one responsible for the apparent fart. Baird sent Swalwell the video clip from Media Matters and had the following exchange with Swalwell:
Baird: I’m really sorry about this but I have to ask if this was you or someone in the studio.
Swalwell: It was not me!!!!! Ha. And I didn’t hear it when I was speaking.
Baird: You look like you heard it and are stifling a laugh.
Swalwell: I def did not hear it.
NEWS: SWALWELL denies it was him who farted on MSNBC: pic.twitter.com/IYmHwYfuGf
— Addy Baird (@addysue) November 19, 2019
According to The Daily Wire,
Daily Caller reporter Luke Rosiak tweeted: “Love how he pauses his ramblings about invalid elections for a second before crapping his pants. He knew it was coming. Now that I know why he does the weird pauses, his ‘I’m gonna be bold …….. Without the bull!’ performance just got even worse.”
Buck Sexton tweeted: “Never before has one soundbite so perfectly captured an abandoned primary campaign”
NRSC communications director Jesse Hunt tweeted a video clip from the movie “Step Brothers,” writing: “Live look at Eric Swalwell talking to his staff after his on air fart”