The Inauguration's Podium Disinfector Is Now a National Icon
20 January 2021
Inauguration Day has made an unlikely star out of one man: The Disinfector-in-Chief.
During the ceremony broadcast on Wednesday, all eyes were obviously on President Biden and VP Kamala Harris. But given the fact that we're still in a pandemic, the nation also couldn't help but turn their attention to the official podium disinfector's essential work in between all the speeches and performances. And needless to say, it didn't take long for the tweets about our new "American Hero" to start.
"The real star is this podium disinfector," as one person wrote. "He gets so much screen time."
"Shouts to the podium disinfector—the hardest working man on inauguration day," a second tweeted, while a few admirers argued that he should "receive the Medal of Honor" (amongst other accolades) for being "the hardest working man on inauguration day."
Podium Disinfector Guy is an American hero.— Lindsay L Miller (@lindsaylmiller) January 20, 2021
The real star is this podium disinfector, he gets so much screen time 😂— MELLA (@hellaMELLA) January 20, 2021
Petition for the podium disinfector to receive a Medal of Honor— Catherine Rinaldo (@crinaldo28) January 20, 2021
Shouts to the podium disinfector - the hardest working man on inauguration day— Michael O'Mara (@MOMshomecooking) January 20, 2021
Meanwhile, more people wondered how they could land the coveted job, with several joking about how they were looking to apply for the position of Disinfector-in-Chiefs.
How do I get the job as the podium disinfector— Amirah (@amirah___s) January 20, 2021
how does one become the official Inauguration podium disinfector— Colleen Wachenfeld (@colleenwach) January 20, 2021
Next time, I wanna be the podium disinfector! Where do I apply?— Terri Thelin (@mrsthelin) January 20, 2021
Sounds like "podium disinfector" is going to be a big hit at the next career day. Until then though, see what else people are saying about our new national hero, below.
We are even cheering for the podium disinfector. 🤣— Holly Frey (@surliestgirl) January 20, 2021
shout out to the podium disinfector guy #Inauguration2021— 🎶☕ Stardust 🍷🎶 (@stardust1006) January 20, 2021
The national podium disinfector for MVP doeee— chaddybe (@chaddybe) January 20, 2021
Who's the Official Disinfector of the Inaugural Podium?— Ruthenator👻🐶😬 (@rudiedudie) January 20, 2021
Can we take a moment to thank the man that keeps disinfecting the podium? You’re doing God’s work (or the CDC’s work but that sounds less grandiose) 👏👏👏🙏— Nelson (@MarcNelsonBass) January 20, 2021
But who disinfects the podium disinfector?— stephanie gutierrez (@stephaniesits) January 20, 2021
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