Twitter erupted with jokes about President Trump after he sneaked a peek at the eclipse without wearing protective eyewear Monday.
Looking at the sun without protective eyewear can burn your retinas, leaving a person at least partially blind.
As Trump looked up at the solar eclipse without his eclipse glasses, someone at the White House yelled, "Don't look!"
The president, first lady Melania Trump, their son Barron, and Ivanka Trump all viewed the solar eclipse from the Truman Balcony at the White House.
Proud to have a president who doesn't listen to cosmopolitan elites. This photo will boost turnout in WI, PA, and MI in 2020. pic.twitter.com/8uGSfcX5cR— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) August 21, 2017
Today in Things I Didn't Believe Would Actually Happen: President Trump looked at the #eclipse without glasses. Twice. #SolarEclipse2017 pic.twitter.com/c6zPbx7RYd— Anna Massoglia (@annalecta) August 21, 2017
AIDE: You need to wear eclipse glasses.TRUMP: Did Obama wear them?AIDE: Yes - it's a safety issue.TRUMP: Then it's settled. No glasses. pic.twitter.com/gXQrDat96l— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) August 21, 2017