Watch Trump watch the eclipse below. The event has been closely monitored and many events are being organized in U.S. and Canada for people to watch the Solar Eclipse. Someone was heard yelling to the president, "Don't look!"
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says President Donald Trump's racially fraught comments about "both sides" being to blame for a deadly neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, were "a mistake". Millions of people have flocked to areas of the USA that are in the "path of totality" in order to experience a total solar eclipse.
Donald Trump wore proper safety glasses to look at the solar eclipse that crossed the USA today - at least at first.
President Donald Trump watching the eclipse with First Lady Melania Trump and their son Barron.
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Earlier on Monday, First Daughter Ivanka Trump reminded followers to wear protective glasses for the eclipse.
Trump then donned the protective eyewear.
"Looking directly at the sun is unsafe except during the brief total phase of a solar eclipse ("totality"), when the moon entirely blocks the sun's bright face, which will happen only within the narrow path of totality", NASA explained on its website. "The way the damage occurs on a cellular basis is that the UV rays from the sun induces a photochemical reaction that damages the photo receptors of the retina, and the part of the retina that's damaged is the part that's responsible for your central vision. The problem is, you won't know whether it's temporary".