Ignoring Warnings, Donald Trump Looked at the Solar Eclipse Without Glasses

August 21, 2017, 8:26 PM UTC

President Donald Trump—apparently unable to resist the temptation—looked up at the solar eclipse briefly without wearing protective sunglasses designed for this very activity despite days of warnings leading up to the national event.

Trump did don the eclipse sunglasses along with First Lady Melania Trump, and their son Barron, for a longer look. But it was the moment when he looked at the sun without the glasses that immediately lit up social media. Several reporters who cover the White House reported that someone within a group of aides shouted to the president “Don’t Look,” a detail that only added to commentary on the interwebs.

Others soon joined in with their own Trump solar eclipse moment commentary.