19:38, August 21 86 0 usmagazine.com

2017-08-21 19:38:02

 

Donald Trump Stared Straight at the Sun Without Glasses During Total Solar Eclipse

It seems Donald Trump missed a memo on solar eclipse safety protocol.

Despite scientists warning for weeks that looking directly at the sun without protective glasses during the total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, could cause severe eye damage and even blindness, the president, 71, was seen at the White House doing just that.

According to the Wall Street Journal’s Ted Mann, an aide quickly yelled to warn Trump as he took off his protective glasses to look at the sun. Mann tweeted: "As he did this, someone in a crowd of aides below shouted 'Don't look.’”

Trump, his wife Melania and son Barron were then seen wearing the eyewear as they stared up at the sky.

Trump’s daughter Ivanka promoted the eyewear just hours earlier on Instagram. "Excited for #Eclipse2017?” she wrote alongside a video of her putting them on. "Remember to wear your glasses