Internet Goes Nuts Over Pictures of Trump Looking at Eclipse Without Glasses

Christine Rousselle
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Posted: Aug 21, 2017 3:45 PM
Internet Goes Nuts Over Pictures of Trump Looking at Eclipse Without Glasses

Unless you've been under a rock, you're probably aware that a total solar eclipse was visible today from the United States. Many people, including the First Family, went outside and donned a pair of solar glasses (or used an old-school pinhole viewer) to take a look at the phenomena.

While the Trumps mostly followed directions and used proper eye safety protocol, one picture showed the president looking up at the sun sans glasses--a big no-no that could potentially result in eye damage. 

While the president seemed to be fine (and likely didn't suffer any lasting consequences given that it was literally a millisecond), the internet still had quite a bit of fun with the image. 

(I did too, by accident.) 

Many members of the Trump administration watched the eclipse. Attorney General Jeff Sessions looked as though he had a grand ole time watching the eclipse through a pair of safety glasses. Sessions and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross watched together on the White House balcony.

The next total eclipse that will be visible from the United States will be in 2024. The Bush family will be ready.