If there was one thing just about every media organization has stressed these past few weeks, it’s not to look directly into the sun during a solar eclipse! The change from dark to light occurs too quickly for the retina to adjust, and anyone looking into a solar eclipse without protective glasses risks seriously retina damage.
So what did our role-model-of-a-President decide to do during the solar eclipse August 21? You guessed it! Take his eclipse glasses off and look directly into the sun. Good job, Mr. President.
To his credit, Trump recognized that he does not, in fact, have super-human abilities, and did wear protective eyeglasses for the grand majority of the eclipse 🙂