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People Are Making Jokes After Donald Trump Stared Directly At The Sun During The Eclipse

The president of the United States was handed protective glasses to wear for the remainder of his time spent staring at the sun.

Posted on August 21, 2017, at 4:16 p.m. ET

President Donald Trump has been photographed briefly staring directly at the sun during the solar eclipse. An aide then reportedly shouted, "Don't look," telling the president to make sure he was wearing his protective glasses.

Someone shouts "don't look" as Pres. Trump looks up without eclipse glasses on as solar eclipse passes over D.C.…

Here he is...

Andrew Harnik / AP

...pointing and looking at the sun.

Andrew Harnik / AP

Trump was on the Truman balcony of the White House with first lady Melania Trump when he "gesticulated to the crowd below and pointed at the sky."

When people question reporters writing that potus will do the opposite of what he's told, almost always. Per pooler…

A lot of people had predicted ahead of time that the president would stare at the sun without protective glasses, and they were all well and truly vindicated.

Trump will stare directly into the eclipse because everyone told him not to.

Can't wait for the photo of Donald Trump squinting directly into the eclipse to go viral.

Someone's going to tell Trump not to stare at the sun today, but he's going to do it anyway and go blind. #Eclipse2017

Trump's aides are spending the day reminding him not to stare directly at the sun sp#SolarEclipse2017

As photos rolled in, people were quick to react and the memes were made:

Literally everyone: please observe #SolarEclipse safely. do not stare into the sun directly, you WILL damage your e…

Melania is me and Donald is my mom when we're in public and we see someone we know.

TODAY: Advisers Say Trump Will Show Restraint During Eclipse TOMORROW: Trump, Blinded and Drunk on Sun’s Rays, Pledges to Destroy the Moon

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. 😁 #SolarEclipse2017

: they say obama was afraid to look at the sun

hahaha funny pic of Trump staring at the eclipse anyway he defended Nazis last week

NASA: DO NOT stare at the sun without special glasses. TRUMP:

Trump later took in the eclipse while wearing protective glasses.

Andrew Harnik / AP

He and the first lady seemed to have a hell of a time.

Nicholas Kamm / AFP / Getty Images

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