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Trump Learns The True Risk Of Staring At The Sun During An Eclipse

22/08/2017 6:43 PM AEST | Updated 22/08/2017 10:24 PM AEST

President Donald Trump may not have suffered any eye damage from his brief glimpse of the sun during Monday’s solar eclipse.

But he faced another, in some ways bigger, risk.

This one came not during the eclipse itself but in the hours after as photos of him gazing upward ― both with and without protective lenses ― quickly became fodder for anyone with a little free time for some Photoshop.

Here are some of the social media burns that resulted: 

 

 

 

 

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