Donald Trump looks directly at the eclipse – our 5 favourite responses
Aaaaaand here's your photo of Trump looking straight at the eclipse pic.twitter.com/5vv6sVTDIl
— Stefan Marolachakis (@stefanmymind) August 21, 2017
Here are our favourite responses on Twitter.
The big orange gaseous blob that will one day kill us all – looks at the big orange gaseous blob that will one day kill us all. pic.twitter.com/nKsW9mB6xp
— SimonNRicketts (@SimonNRicketts) August 21, 2017
"you'll go blind"
"MY RETINAS BURN BUT I WILL NOT BOW TO FAKE NEWS" pic.twitter.com/xxKImTcRDb
— TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon) August 21, 2017
— David Schneider (@davidschneider) August 21, 2017
— Richard Littler (@richard_littler) August 21, 2017
Don't worry folks, Trump is fine pic.twitter.com/GmpAmhF2Om
— Pixelated Boat (@pixelatedboat) August 21, 2017
And here’s a bit of commentary on exactly what happened from the Guardian’s live blog.
At 2.38pm, the President, the First Lady and Barron Trump walked onto the Blue Room Balcony. The President waved and gestured at the crowd and occasionally made inaudible comments. When one reporter asked him “How’s the view?” the President responded with a thumbs up gesture.
At approximately 2.39pm, the President initially gesticulated to the crowd below and pointed at the sky. As he did so, one of the White House aides standing beneath the Blue Room Balcony shouted “don’t look.”
Literally the only thing you had to do today was to walk onto a balcony and not look directly at the sun pic.twitter.com/jfvs5KA45z
— tom jamieson (@jamiesont) August 21, 2017
I cannot handle this right now. pic.twitter.com/JXjuHH2ivA
— Jules (@jules_su) August 21, 2017
Here he was later when he remembered to put the glasses on.
"Lynn, are those your mother's cataract glasses?"
— Political Partridge (@PoliticalAP) August 21, 2017
Add it to the “peak Trump” collection.