Donald Trump Stared Straight at the Sun Without Glasses During Total Solar Eclipse

It seems Donald Trump missed a memo on solar eclipse safety protocol.

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Donald Trump looks up toward the Solar Eclipse while standing with his wife Melania Trump and their son Barron on the Truman Balcony at the White House on August 21, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Despite scientists warning for weeks that looking directly at the sun without protective glasses during the total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, could cause severe eye damage and even blindness, the president, 71, was seen at the White House doing just that.

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Donald Trump looks up toward the Solar Eclipse on the Truman Balcony at the White House on August 21, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Mark Wilson/Getty Images

According to the Wall Street Journal’s Ted Mann, an aide quickly yelled to warn Trump as he took off his protective glasses to look at the sun. Mann tweeted: “As he did this, someone in a crowd of aides below shouted ‘Don’t look.’”

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Donald Trump looks up toward the Solar Eclipse on the Truman Balcony at the White House on August 21, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Trump, his wife Melania and son Barron were then seen wearing the eyewear as they stared up at the sky.

Donald Trump, Melania Trump and Barron
Donald Trump looks up toward the Solar Eclipse while standing with his wife Melania Trump and their son Barron on the Truman Balcony at the White House on August 21, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Trump’s daughter Ivanka promoted the eyewear just hours earlier on Instagram. “Excited for #Eclipse2017?” she wrote alongside a video of her putting them on. “Remember to wear your glasses ? #NASA #STEM.”

Many celebrities took to Twitter to talk about the glasses on Monday. “Really upset I didn’t get eclipse glasses,” Sarah Hyland tweeted. “#dork Sarah Silverman added: “F—k I didn’t get eclipse glasses. How am I suppose to remember to not look in the sky when it’s suddenly dark tomorrow morning????”

See the best reaction’s to Trump’s eclipse-viewing misstep below:

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