Donald Trump Looked at the Eclipse Without Glasses and the Internet Lost It
We all heard the warnings about not looking at the eclipse. Well, maybe not all of us.
Monday’s celestial event was a heavily-hyped happening for the ages, but it came with the well-heeded words that you should not look at the sun. Donald Trump didn’t seem to care for all that caution, though, because he watched the eclipse from a White House balcony and — you guessed it — took off his glasses for a look. Various reports state aides were shouting at him not to look, but to no avail.
Trump, already the most divisive figure in real life and cyberlife, became even more despised for his actions when Twitter just went off on him. And while plenty of people support the president, you can’t argue that looking at the sun was probably not the safest move.
[*Curb Your Enthusiasm theme*] pic.twitter.com/1zKCToAQRS
— Scott Tobias (@scott_tobias) August 21, 2017
id say theres about a 50% chance this happens later pic.twitter.com/dQ1zqZWxqv
— leon (@leyawn) August 21, 2017
— Paul F. Tompkins (@PFTompkins) August 21, 2017
Scientists: Don't look at the eclipse without special glasses
Donald Trump: Fake news pic.twitter.com/g4TlS34GpF
— Moe (@MoeAlayan) August 21, 2017
NASA: It is extremely dangerous and a terrible decision to look at the sun during the eclipse
Donald Trump: pic.twitter.com/TYjHkL24Vn
— DARE STATS (@Dare_Stats) August 21, 2017
— Rob Goldberg (@TheRobGoldberg) August 21, 2017
As he did this, someone in a crowd of aides below shouted "Don't look." pic.twitter.com/dtfSLEzcAZ
— Ted Mann (@TMannWSJ) August 21, 2017
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) August 21, 2017
— ABC News (@ABC) August 21, 2017
— Andrew Kirell (@AndrewKirell) August 21, 2017
"President Donald Trump looked directly at a solar eclipse today" is objectively the stupidest sentence of all time
— Stefan Heck (@boring_as_heck) August 21, 2017
In the most predictable move imaginable Donald Trump stared at the eclipse without glasses. pic.twitter.com/rgweLsKpsn
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) August 21, 2017
<melania in a whisper one second before>: they say obama was afraid to look at the sun pic.twitter.com/FprwIEA9qU
— Kilgore Trout (@KT_So_It_Goes) August 21, 2017
I cannot handle this right now. pic.twitter.com/JXjuHH2ivA
— Jules (@jules_su) August 21, 2017
Scientists: Don't look straight at sun during eclipse.
Trump: Hold my glasses. pic.twitter.com/3MySTJYq4d
— Dan Worthington (@danWorthington) August 21, 2017
"What about the sun? It came charging towards the shadow of the moon. There were many sides to this eclipse. Many sides." – Trump tomorrow.
— JEN KIRKMAN (@JenKirkman) August 21, 2017
Someone please tell Donald Trump that Barack Obama said it's bad to look directly at a solar eclipse.
— Rex Huppke (@RexHuppke) August 21, 2017