Donald Trump was filmed on the balcony of the White House, standing with his wife Melania Trump and his son Barron. Before donning special eclipse glasses he squinted up at the sky and pointed. An aide was apparently heard off camera shouting “Don’t look!”.
But it was too late, the moment of misjudgement was captured and quickly shared online. Naturally it made it onto the front page of the New York Daily News.
On Twitter, the jokes were abundant.
However, not everyone was laughing. Fox news anchor Tucker Carlson was impressed by Trump’s actions, saying that it was “perhaps the most impressive thing any president has ever done.”
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