President Trump and Melania Watch the Solar Eclipse from White House Balcony

President Trump and Melania Watch the Solar Eclipse from White House Balcony

Amid the departure of now-former chief strategist Steve Bannon, it seems the media has a good explanation for why there hasn't been any resignations tendered by White House officials over President Donald Trump's remarks about Charlottesville. "So it's very important not to look at the partial eclipse, not to look at the sun, without the proper viewing protection". According to a White House pool report, one of Trump's aides shouted "Don't look" when Trump came out and pointed at the sky. The moon covered 81% of the sun at the eclipse's peak in Washington.

Looking directly at the sun can cause permanent eye damage, the symptoms of which can take a few days to show up.

While outside at the White House to watch the event with wife Melania and son Barron, President Trump was photographed squinting as he stared into the sun. Millions of people traveled to areas within the US and even to a cruise ship in the Bermuda Triangle that were all located on the path of totality, where people experienced the total solar eclipse.

Earlier on Monday, First Daughter Ivanka Trump reminded followers to wear protective glasses for the eclipse. The next solar eclipse over the continent will be in 2024.

The moon covers the sun during Monday's total eclipse near Redmond Oregon
The moon covers the sun during Monday's total eclipse near Redmond Oregon

Like many other people across North America, U.S. President Donald Trump took a break from his daily duties Monday to witness the total solar eclipse.

"The retina may translate light into an electrical impulse that the brain understands, but one thing it can't translate to your brain is pain". You knew it would happen.

Remember, Mr. President: "Any amount of looking is too long".

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