President Stares at Sun Without Glasses
Trump later did don eye protection
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 21, 2017 4:05 PM CDT
President Donald Trump points skyward before donning protective glasses to view the solar eclipse, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, at the White House in Washington.   (AP Andrew Harnik)
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(Newser) – One person who apparently did not heed the warnings about how to view Monday's solar eclipse: the president. As multiple outlets including USA Today report, President Trump appeared to look at the sun without any protective eye wear for at least a moment during the eclipse. Space.com's headline: "President Trump Shows How Not to Watch an Eclipse." The ill-advised stare was apparently brief; most pictures show Trump, along with wife Melania, son Barron, and others, watching the eclipse from the White House balcony with the proper protective eye wear. According to Wall Street Journal reporter Ted Mann, as Trump glanced toward the sky sans glasses, an aide yelled, "Don't look."

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