After walking onto the balcony, Trump pointed to the sky, to which an aide standing below shouted, “Don’t look.”
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump were among the Americans to check out the total eclipse on Monday.
The Trumps, along with their son Barron, watched the eclipse from the Truman Balcony at the White House.
Trump briefly glance at the sun sans-protective glasses, something many people, including scientists and former eclipse-watchers who’ve experienced blindness, cautioned against.
President Trump sneaks a peek at the #SolarEclipse2017 after taking off his protective glasses pic.twitter.com/sqhhV93LYF
— NBC News (@NBCNews) August 21, 2017
The thumbs up here is magnificent pic.twitter.com/PO2ncm2tG1
— Gideon Resnick (@GideonResnick) August 21, 2017