Fox's Tucker Carlson says Trump staring at the eclipse without glasses is 'perhaps the most impressive thing any president has done'

Fox News host Tucker Carlson praised President Donald Trump for looking at Monday’s solar eclipse without protective eyewear.

“Even the president saw it, but in a move that wasn’t a complete surprise, he looked directly at the sun without any glasses, perhaps the most impressive thing any president has ever done,” Carlson said during Monday’s broadcast.

Carlson’s pugnacious interviews and contrarian defences of Trump have become the subject of both praise and derision online. Many have mocked Carlson’s defence of Trump’s praise of some “very fine people” who attended a white nationalist march in Charlottesville, Virginia earlier this month.

Though some online appeared to take the comments seriously, Carlson was almost certainly joking. The host often laces interviews and segments with sarcasm aimed at provoking liberals, leftists, and members of the media. 

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