What was literally the one thing you knew about the eclipse that happened Monday, August 21st? I mean, you couldn’t keep the exact time straight in your head, you probably spent at least half an hour Googling whether or not you could film it in selfie mode, and admit it — you asked yourself why we don’t go blind on just any old day when it’s not an eclipse if we happen to look at the sun. You know all that now, but the one thing you knew the entire time was don’t look directly at the eclipse without special glasses.
I mean, you heard them talking about the Amazon recall of shoddy glasses on the radio. Your local news station probably aired a special on that Oregon guy in 1962 who looked directly at the eclipse and burned out a spot in his vision.
Trump missed all of that, apparently.
— NBC News (@NBCNews) August 21, 2017
The Dumbass-in-Chief just couldn’t help himself. And neither could Twitter. You’d better shield your eyes from these burns:
His retinas negotiated a deal with the sun that you wouldn’t believe. A tremendous deal.
— Jebus (@the_real_Lord) August 21, 2017
— Mrs. O (@Mrs_OTorres) August 21, 2017
Just another time I have to tell my kids to be smarter than the president.
— female rebel (@LolaKaye77) August 21, 2017
Aaaaaand here’s your photo of Trump looking straight at the eclipse pic.twitter.com/5vv6sVTDIl
— Stefan Marolachakis (@stefanmymind) August 21, 2017
“President Donald Trump looked directly at a solar eclipse today” is objectively the stupidest sentence of all time
— Stefan Heck (@boring_as_heck) August 21, 2017
In fairness, looking directly into the sun, despite all the warnings, pretty much captures the Trump presidency https://t.co/cc69yhwTNf
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) August 21, 2017
AIDE: You need to wear eclipse glasses.
TRUMP: Did Obama wear them?
AIDE: Yes – it’s a safety issue.
TRUMP: Then it’s settled. No glasses. pic.twitter.com/gXQrDat96l
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) August 21, 2017
TRUMP: So I can just look right at the eclipse right?
NASA: you know what? sure. pic.twitter.com/rxwy2CNMqq
— Chris Person (@Papapishu) August 21, 2017
Trump looked up at the eclipse momentarily, but he didn’t go very blind. He did, however, stay very dumb.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) August 21, 2017
You know Sean Spicer would have argued so hard that Trump didn’t look into the eclipse.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) August 21, 2017
Secret Service: I bet you can’t beat Obamas record of staring at the eclipse for 30 minutes!
— Khoa Phan (@khoaphan) August 21, 2017
Guys. Is anyone surprised Pres. Trump stared down the sun? No.
— Matt Moores (@MathwMoors) August 21, 2017
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