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

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President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and son Barron look up at the partial solar eclipse from the balcony of the White House in Washington, DC, on August 21, 2017.

President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, and Barron Trump view the solar eclipse from a balcony of the White House in Washington, DC, Aug. 21, 2017.

While the three had solar eclipse glasses, which protect your eyes as you stare directly at the sun, Trump initially looked up without eye protection.

White House pool reporter Ted Mann, from the Wall Street Journal, tweeted updates from the nation's capital, which was not in the path of totality and saw a partial solar eclipse that peaked at 2:42 p.m ET.

But despite warning from media outlets, scientists and others, the president looked directly into the sun for a brief second. The Commander-In-Chief removed the protective glasses and gazed upward, squinting and even pointing at the thing he was told not to look at. Donald Trump surely knows this too, but that didn't stop the big doofus from stepping out onto the White House's Truman balcony and staring straight into that giant sphere of incredibly hot plasma in the sky.

Washington, D.C. experienced an approximately 80 percent eclipse and did not go completely dark. Trump turned away as soon as someone yelled, "Don't look".

The solar eclipse was over from coast to coast in 90 minutes.

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