Of Course Donald Trump Looked at the Eclipse Without Glasses

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 21: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Donald Trump looks up toward the Solar Eclipse while joined by his wife first lady Melania Trump on the Truman Balcony at the White House on August 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. Millions of people have flocked to areas of the U.S. that are in the "path of totality" in order to experience a total solar eclipse. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

As anyone who went to grade school or turned on a TV in the last week or so know, you’re not supposed to look at a solar eclipse without safety glasses, because the light of the sun could leave you partially blind. Donald Trump surely knows this too, but that didn’t stop the big doofus from stepping out onto the White House’s Truman balcony and staring straight into that giant sphere of incredibly hot plasma in the sky. The president, along with First Lady Melania Trump and their son Barron, had glasses with him, but couldn’t resist a brief unprotected peek.

At about 48 seconds into the below video, you can hear someone (an aide?) shout “Don’t look!” at the president. He looks anyway.

No word yet on the state of his vision. We can only imagine he’s at least dealing with a pink spot or two this afternoon.


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