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The best reactions to Donald Trump looking directly at the Sun during the eclipse

The US president ignored warnings about protecting his sight.

The US was plunged into darkness as the Moon blocked out the Sun in a total eclipse which was as mesmerising as it was beautiful.

The 2017 Eclipse seen in Kentucky (Timothy D. Easley/AP)
The 2017 eclipse seen from the US state of Kentucky (Timothy D. Easley/AP)

Despite thousands of warnings about not looking straight at the Sun, President Donald Trump did exactly that when he stepped out on to a balcony at the White House.

US President Donald Trump looked directly at the eclipse despite advice not to (Andrew Harnik/AP)
(Andrew Harnik/AP)

While he did eventually put on some eclipse glasses, the image of the president leaning backwards to catch a glimpse was seared in people’s minds.

But the last word goes to this guy, who expected to see Trump looking at the eclipse unprotected. Before midday he posted: “Can’t wait for the photo of Donald Trump squinting directly into the eclipse to go viral.”

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