FartGate: Eric Swalwell Nuked MSNBC With a Massive Fart…All on Live TV. Then Denied It.

Something amazing happened on Monday night. And it’s not your usual run-of-the-mill political news. During an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) appeared to rip a massive fart live on the air.

BuzzFeed, the leftist website, conducted an immediate investigation into who passed gas on MSNBC. The outlet’s Addy Baird noticed Swalwell’s pause and smirk, too, writing: “The Democrat, who sits on the House Intelligence Committee, appeared to react to the fart with a brief pause, while attempting not to smile.”

Baird then writes that the clip went viral online, causing Swalwell to deny it on the record to BuzzFeed:

But people were determined to get to the bottom of what really took place.

So much so that gifs were created to slow down the moment in time the fart was delt.

Donald Trump Jr. took a swipe at Swalwell, saying the fart was the “most intelligible thing to come out of Swalwell in years.” He then dubbed the moment Fartgate (which is now a Twitter hashtag).

Ben Shapiro had a blast with puns:

Some others had fun with the moment too:

But the show’s official Twitter feed later tweeted this out, after removing a now-deleted Spiderman v. Spiderman meme:

But no one is buying it (and I’m not talking about the mug, though no one is buying that either.

On the contrary:

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