The President of the United States, as if on cue, just ignored all the scientific warnings about retinal damage from staring directly into the sun during today’s full eclipse.
While much of the nation was making jokes about how he would probably do so, given his irrepressible instinct to ignore advice given to him and to do as he pleases just to spite trying to tell him what to do, it was still somewhat stunning to see the president doing the dumbest thing he could have possibly done.
Former Star Trek actor and current LGBT activist George Takei took to Twitter and summed up the President’s actions in this hilarious tweet.
Having served as a lieutenant on the bridge of the U.S.S. Enterprise for at three seasons and six movies, Takei definitely knows a thing or two about eclipses.
The rest of Twitter quickly piled on.
It's officially impossible to make a hypothetical joke about Trump doing something so dumb that he won't actually do it pic.twitter.com/NKOezxCmdc
— i bless the rains down in castamere (@Chinchillazllla) August 21, 2017
"But if I can't see brown people anymore, how will I know who to hate?" pic.twitter.com/hwy99VB5Ui
— Jess Dweck (@TheDweck) August 21, 2017
Preview of tonight’s Tucker Carlson pic.twitter.com/DawbInUrWl
— Jason O. Gilbert (@gilbertjasono) August 21, 2017
FUCK YOU GENERAL KELLY NO MORE READING YOUR DUMB PREPARED REMARKS pic.twitter.com/CVkvhnfT5N
— Christian Vanderbrouk (@UrbanAchievr) August 21, 2017
when you spot the most prime piece of real estate without your name on it pic.twitter.com/NjhA3QSkz8
— Gideon Resnick (@GideonResnick) August 21, 2017