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.