Oh my god, he really did it. President Trump really did the one thing you're not supposed to do during a solar eclipse.
According to Wall Street Journal reporter Ted Mann, an unidentified aide even shouted "don't look" as the US president turned to point and look at the big, dumb Sun without eye protection.
As he did this, someone in a crowd of aides below shouted "Don't look." pic.twitter.com/dtfSLEzcAZ
— Ted Mann (@TMannWSJ) August 21, 2017
Stranger yet, Trump and his family actually had appropriate eyewear for the event. For some people, it seems, the temptation to be a public buffoon is just too strong.
The President gazes upon the sun and the moon pic.twitter.com/pe3FQEThGX
— Axios (@axios) August 21, 2017
May the sun-swallowing snake god have mercy on us all.