By now, likeness of the majestic solar eclipse that forgiveness the coasts of America have detonation their highway across your story feeds. A few of you may have been lucky enough to witness the once-in-a-lifetime planetary dance in person, whether you were in Oregon or Tennessee, or anywhere in-between.
Even President Trump get in on the Sun-blocking activity- but, being Donald J. Trump, he consequently took in the splendid slews in precise the wrong way.
It’s well documented that if you look at the overshadow with the naked see, it does some serious damage to your retinas. Specifically, it burns them, which as you can imagine has some terrifically unpleasant ramifications for your vision.
That’s why that, all over social media, canadian researchers and reporters were essentially hollering at parties- sometimes in all covers- to make sure that everyone had their protective glasses on, so they could keep watching the eclipse without departing blind. Now, ladies and gentlemen, you’ll never guess who rejected this advice.
Standing on a balcony in front of the press, the President of the United States, wearing no such ocular shelter at all, looked up at the glowing Sun as the Moon gracefully shifted in front of it. Harmonizing to reports, one aide-de-camp hollered up at him: “Don’t look! ”
He was originally proven wearing the protective glass, but- shortly after twinkling a thumbs up to the assemble journalists- he decided to look up at the overshadow without wearing them. As ever, Trump simply couldn’t cure himself.
Judging by the footage, it doesn’t look like he looked down the full might of our regional ace for too long, so it’s unlikely his retinas got too singed. Still, we’re not sure how he’s going to make America great again if he can’t actually see.
Incidentally, a press release sent out to journalists shortly before the eclipse took place has pointed out that the Commander-in-Chief would be “watching the total eclipse from the Truman Balcony[ of the White House] with the First Lady.” BuzzFeed’s Zahra Hirji noted that from Washington DC, exclusively a partial eclipse would be seen- and shortly afterward, the White House press statement was updated.
The Trump administration and its figurehead once have the ignominious reputation of being the most anti-scientific federal government in living recall, but this may be a brand-new register. Frankly: how can anyone get a solar eclipse wrong- on multiple instances?
Well, there's a first time for everything, we suppose.