Melania and Donald Trump Briefly Looked at the Solar Eclipse Without Glasses

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The First Family took time to witness the first solar eclipse since 1979 on Monday afternoon.

President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, and their son, 11-year-old Barron, stepped out on a balcony of the White House to bear witness to the natural phenomenon.

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For the occasion, Melania wore a striped black sleeveless dress with dark, oversize sunglasses. She later switched into the protective sunglasses people across the country were advised to wear while watching the daytime event. Barron, in a white polo, wore his protective sunglasses too.

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And though experts repeatedly warned of the dangers of staring directly into the sun, both Donald and Melania looked up at the sky sans sunglasses for a few seconds. Watch them do so here:

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According to Entertainment Weekly, a White House aide was even heard yelling, “Don’t look,” at the President.

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If you’re still angling to catch a glimpse of the eclipse today (or during the next total solar eclipse in the U.S. in 2024), listen up: Wear glasses!

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[LAUGH] [BLANK_AUDIO] Don't look, don't look. [BLANK_AUDIO] Let's talk about. [BLANK_AUDIO] [BLANK_AUDIO]
 
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