Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was caught on live feed mouthing an expletive while making a playful joke about ‘Shark Week’ prior to her appearance at the Democratic National Convention.
The comment was not broadcast live but captured during the Monday live feed prior to her speech.
‘It’s not just shark week. It’s shark week,’ Whitmer said before mouthing ‘mother f****r.’
People in the background can be heard laughing at the governor’s joke.
‘I have learned about the hot mic,’ she added, before eventually giving her remarks at the convention.
The clip, posted by Recount, has gone viral since it was initially posted on Monday night.
Whitmer spent the majority of her time speaking about the pandemic but she also praised former Vice President Joe Biden for his efforts – with President Barack Obama – to save the auto sector with a federal bailout during the Great Recession.
The governor credited those workers for making protective equipment for doctors and nurses during the pandemic, Click On Detroit reports.
Numerous companies have also started selling items with the Gov’s viral quote, according to the Detroit Free Press.
Items include t-shirts, candles, and of course, face masks.
Shark Week is an annual week of programming on the Discovery Channel devoted to the aquatic predators. This year’s Shark Week ended on Sunday.