August 21, 2017
The solar eclipse happened Monday. Across the country, the sun became partially blocked out by the moon, and for a few minutes in certain areas it was completely covered.
Leading up to the eclipse, doctors, scientists and media outlets warned over and over again that looking directly at the sun to view the eclipse was dangerous. Looking right at the sun can damage your eyes in mere seconds. Seriously, everyone said collectively, do not look directly at the sun without proper protective eyewear.
A master of, um, not doing what people tell him he should do, it was sort of an inevitability that President Donald Trump would look right at the sun.
Can't wait for the photo of Donald Trump squinting directly into the eclipse to go viral.— Jules (@jules_su) August 21, 2017
And he did. Despite an aide shouting "don't look," he just freaking went for it.
President Trump looks up at the eclipse. Someone shouts "Don't Look!" pic.twitter.com/jZ5T0ydAyN— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) August 21, 2017
In this moment, he became president pic.twitter.com/mQNrG7LlsP— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) August 21, 2017
"But president, you need special glasses to look at the eclipse"— LORD SLiME (@FRONZ1LLA) August 21, 2017
Trump: FAKE NEWS pic.twitter.com/NYllaoD7mG
AIDE: You need to wear eclipse glasses.— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) August 21, 2017
TRUMP: Did Obama wear them?
AIDE: Yes - it's a safety issue.
TRUMP: Then it's settled. No glasses. pic.twitter.com/gXQrDat96l