Donald Trump looks directly at the eclipse – our 5 favourite responses

Here are our favourite responses on Twitter.

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.”

Here he was later when he remembered to put the glasses on.

Add it to the “peak Trump” collection.

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