Trump’s first day back in Washington, D.C. coincided with the nation’s first solar eclipse in 38 years. While Americans have been warned for weeks not to look directly at the sun during the event, a photo of our President doing just that have since gone viral.
The Daily Show’s take on the matter, however, is spot on.
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
Although the country laughed at Trump’s juvenile behavior, it should not distract from the fact that, only days ago, Trump failed to condemn white supremacists at a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia after a neo-Nazi plowed his car into a group of counterprotestors, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer. Trump responded by claiming that “both sides” were to blame.
And this past weekend, after a pro-white rally in Boston in which a dismal 20 white supremacists showed up against 40,000 largely peaceful counterprotestors, Trump against tacitly endorsed the white supremacists with his implied condemnation of the counterprotestors.
Looks like many anti-police agitators in Boston. Police are looking tough and smart! Thank you.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 19, 2017
The United States of America now has a president that is deferential to neo-Nazis over peaceful protestors. Here’s to hoping Trump took a nice, long look at the eclipse.
Brian Tyler Cohen is a political writer, actor, and comedy sketch director. He graduated from Lehigh University with a dual degree in English and Business. He currently lives in Los Angeles.