Trump looks at eclipse without glasses

2017- Kennedy Center

US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will not attend the Kennedy Center Honors in December, the White House announced on Saturday, after several honourees said they would boycott a White House reception before the show.

"Don't look!" shouted one of the Executive Branch staffers gathered on the front of the White House lawn to him, according to Wall Street Journal reporter Ted Mann. It is unclear if he looked directly at the sun.

Trump was photographed taking in the historic event from the White House with his son Barron and first lady Melania, who threw on a pair of black shades.

"Looking directly at the sun is unsafe except during the brief total phase of a solar eclipse ("totality"), when the moon entirely blocks the sun's bright face, which will happen only within the narrow path of totality", NASA explained on its website.

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From a balcony at the White House, President Donald Trump did it his own way - marveling briefly a few times the astronomical phenomenon sans shades after using them for his initial viewing. 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.

But at one point, Trump was seen looking directly up at the sun without wearing his protective glasses.

The president will address the nation tonight at 9 p.m.

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