Flies and Politicians


House fly perched on the head of President Trump

Presidents of the United States are photographed frequently, so it is not surprising that flies appear in the photographs from time to time. The picture at left is from 2016 of a fly landing on Donald Trump’s hair. This fly perched on Trump’s head for about 30 seconds, then buzzed off.

The house fly is native to the steppes of Asia but has since immigrated (without documentation) to all continents. Presidents are always being compared one to another. How good are presidents at dealing with house flies?  Go to my previous post (scroll down to video) to see President Obama dispatch a pesky fly. I score President Obama the winner on fly control.


About jjneal

Jonathan Neal is a retired Associate Professor of Entomology at Purdue University and author of the textbook, Living With Insects (2010). This blog is a forum to communicate about the intersection of insects with people and policy. This is a personal blog. The opinions and materials posted here are those of the author and are in no way connected with those of my employer.
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