The New York Daily News offered an early look at Tuesday’s front-page cover that poked fun at President Trump for apparently ignoring solar eclipse warnings as he took in the phenomenon from a White House balcony.
Tuesday’s cover features the president and First Lady Melania Trump side by side, with the president looking up at the sun without protective eyewear.
The words “NOT TOO BRIGHT!” are printed just above Trump’s head, on the publication’s front page. “Trump ignored fake news warning, stares at eclipse,” the publication’s sub-headline read, co-opting a familiar pejorative Trump uses to describe news he disapproves of.
Eye doctors, scientists, and experts have been warning the public for months not to look directly at the eclipse. Business Insider’s Kevin Loria reported that without protective glasses, ultraviolet light from the sun can penetrate the human retina, causing a condition that eye doctors call solar retinopathy. Solar retinopathy can go away within a few days, weeks, or months, but in some cases the damage can be permanent.
According to a White House pool report, one of Trump’s aides shouted “Don’t look!” when Trump walked outside and looked up to the solar eclipse.
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