Twitter users are airing out their flatulation speculation after something that sounded a lot like a fart rocked the MSNBC airwaves on Monday night, causing #Fartgate to blast to the top of Twitter’s trending topics.
Swalwell paused slightly at the precise moment of the sound:
But the lawmaker denied that he supplied it. Swalwell also told BuzzFeed that he didn’t even hear it.
The show later blamed a coffee mug “scraping across the desk,” and tried to turn it into a sales pitch for the mug. Swalwell, in Trumpian fashion, declared himself vindicated:
Many aired their grievances with the mug story:
CNN’s S.E. Cupp blamed Matthews ― and jokingly offered an in-depth analysis of the fart footage as if it were the Zapruder film:
Other Twitter users shared their own #Fartgate theories as they made both Swalwell and Matthews the butt of their jokes:
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