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Trump stared directly at the solar eclipse without glasses on and it's already a brilliant meme

Ah stop.

LITERALLY THE ONE piece of advice given out in the weeks leading up to yesterday’s solar eclipse in the States was simple: don’t look directly at it.

President Trump, naturally, ignored the advice of trained professionals and stared right up when the big moment arrived:

Trumps Watch Solar Eclipse - Washington Source: Sachs Ron/CNP/ABACA

He later put on protective glasses, but as Vox reports from the scene, not before his staff had to roar at him to warn of the dangers of looking up:

Trump, first lady Melania Trump, and son Barron watched the eclipse from the White House’s Blue Room balcony. Although they were all armed with protective glasses, Trump looked up at the sun for a moment, prompting staffers to yell, “Don’t look!”

It was all too predictable

And it’s turned in to a meme quicker than the sun reappeared

The eclipse is going to be fired from Trump’s staff soon

Reporters are starting to notice a pattern here

Others tried to predict how Fox would spin this

It turned out to be strangely prescient, as Tucker Carlson called it “perhaps the most impressive thing any president’s ever done.”

The logic was sound

approval Source: @adamjmoussa

And some of the headlines were cutting

It’s the media’s fault though – as the parody accounts pointed out

He has the greatest corneas of all time, the best corneas

Just another day

CNN’s headline probably summed the reaction up best:

Yes, Donald Trump really did look into the sky during the solar eclipse

These photos confirm that he eventually got the NASA-branded glasses out and his eyesight *is* fine

Trumps Watch Solar Eclipse - Washington Source: Sachs Ron/CNP/ABACA

Trumps Watch Solar Eclipse - Washington Source: Sachs Ron/CNP/ABACA

All just a conspiracy by Big Sunglasses, probably.

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