US President Donald Trump doesn’t believe in climate change and any other threat coming from the universe, it seems. When during the total solar eclipse Americans were hiding their eyes behind shades, Trump brazenly looked at the sun with naked eyes.
And soon Trump was trolled on social media for his act as he chose to do so despite repeated warnings that doing so can lead to permanent eye damage, the media reported.
the very mean and fake eclipse isn't passing over any of donald trump's us properties. sad! pic.twitter.com/QV0828H60F
— Alissa Scheller (@alissascheller) August 21, 2017
Trump was filmed on the balcony of the White House, standing with his wife Melania Trump and his son Barron on Monday, reports the Guardian.
Before donning special eclipse glasses he squinted up at the sky and pointed. An aide was apparently heard off camera shouting “Don’t look!”.
But it was too late, the moment of misjudgement was captured and quickly shared online.
The image also made it onto the front page of the New York Daily News.
However, not everyone was laughing. Fox news anchor Tucker Carlson was impressed by Trump’s actions, saying that it was “perhaps the most impressive thing any President has ever done”.
(With inputs from IANS)