Trump Stares Directly into Sun without Glasses as He Watches Solar Eclipse

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While Trump later put on protective glasses, it only takes one photo for the meme train to leave the station.

Staring into the solar eclipse - North America's first total solar eclipse in almost 40 years - could cause irreversible damage to the eyes by burning your retinas. By 2:45, he, First Lady Melania Trump, and youngest son Barron went back inside.

Monday's was the first total solar eclipse to pass over the majority of the continental U.S. since 1918.

Did President Trump throw caution to the wind and look at the solar eclipse without special protective glasses?

In Washington, where the sun was about 80 percent obscured, President Trump and the first lady, Melania Trump, took part in the partial eclipse at the White House.

Trump Stares Directly into Sun without Glasses as He Watches Solar Eclipse

When First Daughter Ivanka Trump chose to teach Twitter users about solar eclipse, little did she expect that she would be trolled.

In a report from NASA, the organization responsible for all-things-space in America claimed it is unsafe to look at the sun, except during periods of a total phase of a solar eclipse. According to the White House press pool, Trump answered to a reporter's question - How's the view? - with a thumb's up.

Could it be possible that Donald Trump stared directly at the solar eclipse at that precise moment? 'It's really, really, really, really awesome, ' said 9-year-old Cami Smith as she watched the fully eclipsed sun from a gravel lane near her grandfather's home at Beverly Beach, Oregon. She shared a video of herself wearing protective glasses before the event. Over the next 90 minutes, the total eclipse traveled through 14 different states until ending in SC.

When I saw the photographs of the degenerate billionaire staring at the eclipse without proper eyewear, I grumbled to myself: Dear God, why didn't you blind the bastard?

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