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Trump looks at sky during eclipse; aide shouts 'don't look'

Trump looks at sky during eclipse; aide shouts 'don't look'

I honestly didn't think there could be a way Trump could embarrass us just by watching a solar eclipse.

"Looking directly at the sun is unsafe except during the brief total phase of a solar eclipse ("totality"), when the moon entirely blocks the sun's bright face, which will happen only within the narrow path of totality", NASA explained on its website. At the peak of the solar eclipse.

Ben Jacobs, a reporter for the Guardian, wrote in a White House pool report that at about 2:39 p.m., as the eclipse was reaching totality, he gestured to the crowd and pointed to the sky, causing an aide to yell "don't look".

Social media users had a field day over Trump's moment in the sun.

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WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 21: U.S. President Donald Trump looks up toward the Solar Eclipse on the Truman Balcony at the White House on August 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. "First lady Melania Trump, along with her husband President Donald J. Trump, extend their sincerest congratulations and well wishes to all of this year's award recipients for their many accomplishments".

President Trump very briefly wore his glasses, pulling them out of his pocket at points but refraining from wearing them for a prolonged period of time.

Trump then donned the protective eyewear. Along with First Lady Melanie Trump and Barron, Mr. Trump stepped out to watch the eclipse from a White House balcony. "The problem is, you won't know whether it's temporary".


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