Today, Trump once again demonstrated his inability to follow even the most basic instructions. As people across the country used special glasses to view the solar eclipse, their elected leader decided to remove his and stare directly at the sun, risking severe ocular damage in the process. His action was met with widespread mockery.
Scientists: Don't look at the eclipse without special glasses
Donald Trump: Fake news pic.twitter.com/g4TlS34GpF
— Moe (@MoeAlayan) August 21, 2017
Tonight, Trump’s addressing the nation. Everyone should keep their eclipse glasses to protect eyes from the giant, orange ball of gas.
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) August 21, 2017
Literally every news outlet: Don't look directly into the sun during the eclipse.
Donald Trump: pic.twitter.com/Xbd8d4K1GM
— RickyFTW (@rickyftw) August 21, 2017
hahaha funny pic of Trump staring at the eclipse anyway he defended Nazis last week pic.twitter.com/1H4jbgRVIL
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) August 21, 2017
Now, The New York Daily News is taking a shot at Trump with their new cover, using a pun to knock the president’s intelligence:
The newspaper has consistently trolled our incompetent president. His decision to reject science and look directly at the eclipse is indicative of the stubborn, ignorant man he is. A deep disdain for all manner of expertise and experience is deeply embedded in his administration, so his decision to ignore simple, good advice is hardly surprising.
Rob Haffey is a writer, filmmaker, and winner of the ScreenCraft Writing Fellowship. He is a graduate of Drexel University.