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Trump trolled for staring at eclipse without eye protection

Trump trolled for staring at eclipse without eye protection

Washington: US President Donald Trump was trolled on social media for looking up at the sky during the total solar eclipse without glasses, despite repeated warnings that doing so can lead to permanent eye damage, the media reported.

Trump was filmed on the balcony of the White House, standing with his wife Melania Trump and his son Barron on Monday, reports the Guardian.

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.

The image also made it onto the front page of the New York Daily News.

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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