Yes, Donald Trump really did look into the sky during the solar eclipse – Trending Stuff

Yes, Donald Trump really did look into the sky during the solar eclipse – Trending Stuff

(CNN)There’s literally only 1 rule with eclipses: Don’t examine the sun during them.

Yes, Donald Trump really did look into the sky during the solar eclipse – Trending Stuff

And, again:

Yes, Donald Trump really did look into the sky during the solar eclipse – Trending Stuff

And, because three times is a charm:

Yes, Donald Trump really did look into the sky during the solar eclipse – Trending Stuff

That’s Donald John Trump on the White House South Portico, seemingly looking directly into the sun. At the peak of this solar eclipse. Without on any kind of protective eyewear.

This, from the White House pool report of this moment filed by the Guardian’s Ben Jacobs is, um, amazing: “At approximately 2:39, the President initially gesticulated to the crowd below and pointed at the sky. As he did so, one of the White House aides standing beneath the Blue Room Balcony shouted ‘do not look.’”

Trump did, eventually, wear protective eyewear — as did first lady Melania Trump.

What Their son Barron got in on the action too:

Yes, Donald Trump really did look into the sky during the solar eclipse – Trending Stuff

Heck, even “beleaguered” Attorney General Jeff Sessions got on the protective eyewear bandwagon (alongside Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross)!

Yes, Donald Trump really did look into the sky during the solar eclipse – Trending Stuff
Just if Trump is still President when the upcoming solar eclipse comes in 2024 — it could happen! — here. Titled “Can you really go blind staring at a solar eclipse? ,” CNN’s Ashley Strickland writes:

“The retina may translate light into an electrical impulse that the brain understands, but one thing it can’t translate to your brain is pain. So even if you’re excited about the eclipse and think one brief glimpse at the sun before it completely hides behind the moon is worth it — it’s not. There’s no internal trigger that is going to let you know that you’ve looked at the sun for too long. Any amount of looking at it is too long.

Even the smallest amount of exposure can cause blurry vision or temporary blindness. The problem is, you won’t know whether it’s temporary.”

Remember, Mr. President: “Any amount of looking is too long.”

CORRECTION: This story was updated to properly identify where the President was standing.

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