Trump staring directly at the solar eclipse was not his wisest move

Trump staring directly at the solar eclipse was not his wisest move
I mean, are we at all surprised? (Picture: AP)

Staring at the solar eclipse without protective glasses can leave you with bigly eye damage.

But don’t tell Donald Trump that, because it’s too late for him by the looks of it.

The president was photographed staring directly at the sun before totality happened.

Someone must have tugged at his hand and told him that’s not how you’re supposed to view anything that has the potential to literally burn your retina. He was seen struggling to put on some protective peeper gear shortly after.

 

Trump staring directly at the solar eclipse was not his wisest move
No mate — not like that (Picture: Getty)
Trump staring directly at the solar eclipse was not his wisest move
Nearly there… (Picture: Getty)
Trump staring directly at the solar eclipse was not his wisest move
There you go, buddy. Better than perm eye damage, wouldn’t you say? (Picture: Getty)
Trump staring directly at the solar eclipse was not his wisest move
Yuge (Picture: Getty)

It looks like press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders had a great time watching Trump watching the eclipse.

The president’s done us all a favor by remaining relatively quiet today. We’ve managed to enjoy nature’s show without Trump poking North Korea or bringing a strange new law into force over Twitter. That, in itself, is arguably more impressive than the solar eclipse.

He did blast ‘fake news media’, but it wouldn’t be a normal day if he didn’t.

We could to view scenes like this, all drama free:

Trump staring directly at the solar eclipse was not his wisest move
Totality fell over Oregon at 10.15am Pacific time (Picture: AP)
Trump staring directly at the solar eclipse was not his wisest move
The moon almost eclipses the sun during a near total solar eclipse as seen from Salem (Picture: AP)
Trump staring directly at the solar eclipse was not his wisest move
Photo shows the moon continuing on its path and revealing the sun (Picture: REUTERS)
Trump staring directly at the solar eclipse was not his wisest move
Images from a NASA jet showed darkness falling over Earth (Picture: NASA)
Trump staring directly at the solar eclipse was not his wisest move
Yes to all of this (Picture: AP)

Darkness first hit Oregon at around 10.15am Pacific time. South Carolina will experience the final moments of total darkness at 2.49pm Eastern time.

The show took place over parts of Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Kansas, Georgia, North Carolina and Iowa.

The path was pretty narrow — around 60 to 70 miles.

People waited 99 years to see the solar eclipse, and there won’t be another for quite some time.

 

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