Of Course Donald Trump Looked at the Eclipse Without Glasses

Alicia Guzman
August 22, 2017

Like many Americans across the country Monday, President Trump gazed at the first solar eclipse in a century to cross the continental United States, coast to coast.

This afternoon, the president, the first lady and their son Barron stood on a White House balcony, put on their eclipse glasses and stared up at the sky. Barron, in a white polo, wore his protective sunglasses too.

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

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White House pool reporter Ted Mann, from the Wall Street Journal, tweeted updates from the nation's capital, which was not in the path of totality and saw a partial solar eclipse that peaked at 2:42 p.m ET. It is unclear if he looked directly at the sun.

"The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as "eclipse glasses" or hand-held solar viewers".

This is the first total solar eclipse to sweep the United States from coast to coast in almost a century, although I Washington experienced about 80 per cent coverage of the sun.

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Trump's aide even shouted "don't look" when he made the move, but to no effect.

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