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WATCH: Eric Swalwell Denies Farting On Live Television. Here’s The Video Clip.
Representative Eric Swalwell, a Democrat from California and 2020 presidential candidate, speaks to the media following the Democratic presidential candidate debate in Miami, Florida, U.S., on Thursday, June 27, 2019. The candidates running for the Democratic presidential nomination rallied around the idea of a government-run Medicare option Thursday night, disagreeing only over whether to make it an option or put all Americans in the program.
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Democrat Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA), who was the first presidential candidate to drop out of the race after receiving virtually no support from voters, appeared to have an embarrassing moment during an interview on Monday as it appeared as though he farted on live television. Swalwell has since responded to incident, after it went viral on social media, and denied that it was him.

The embarrassing moment happened while Swalwell was being interview on MSNBC’s “Hardball With Chris Matthews.”

“The president used tax payer dollars to help the Ukrainians cheat–,” Swalwell said as he paused for a brief moment and then appeared to fart, which was loud. “–an election…”


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.

Federalist co-founder Sean Davis responded to Swalwell’s denial, writing: “He who denied it supplied it. Everyone knows this.”

Editor-in-chief of Ricochet Jon Gabriel tweeted: “My sources affirm that Swalwell smelt it. It stands to reason, therefore, that Swalwell dealt it. #IMPEACH”

Davis later added, “Rep. Skidmark denies responsibility, claiming the sharts came from the gassy knoll, but an analysis of the Crapruder footage clearly shows he paused and flinched at the very moment fire was sent down range.”

Trump Deputy Director of Communications Matt Wolking tweeted: “Just more hot air from Eric Swalwell, who produces a lot of it”

RNC Deputy Press Secretary Mike Joyce tweeted: “When Swalwell said he was gonna be bold but without the bull during his 2020 Presidential campaign, now we finally know what he was talking about.”

Here is the clip from this summer that Joyce was referring to:


Fox News media reporter Brian Flood tweeted: “My wife just yelled at me for playing this so many times during dinner”

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”

Writer Stephen Miller tweeted: “Well Swalwell did say he was going to nuke everyone.”

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