Wednesday, 22 November, 2017

Donald Trump Rejects Advice From Literally Everyone, Watches Solar Eclipse Without Glasses

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Garry Little | 22 August, 2017, 00:45

At about 48 seconds into the below video, you can hear someone (an aide?) shout "Don't look!" at the president.

Trump's viewing of the solar eclipse comes after a week plagued by controversy.

As Blaine Friedlander wrote in The Post, the first rule of enjoying the eclipse is to never look directly at the sun without eclipse glasses because it could damage the eyes, advice that Trump's daughter Ivanka also gave her Twitter followers.

"The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as "eclipse glasses" or hand-held solar viewers". All five honourees are expected to attend a December 2 dinner and awards ceremony at the State Department, the Kennedy Center's chairman, David Rubenstein, and its president, Deborah Rutter, in a statement. However, at one point, Trump was seen looking upward, without protection. "The way the damage occurs on a cellular basis is that the UV rays from the sun induces a photochemical reaction that damages the photo receptors of the retina, and the part of the retina that's damaged is the part that's responsible for your central vision". Almost 80 percent of the sun was blocked by the moon on Monday afternoon in Washington.

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arriving at Palm Beach International Airport on April 6. "Believe me.' - Trump on Eclipse 2017".

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