Shockingly, despite scientists repeatedly warning viewers to not look into the light, The Donald just couldn't resist taking a peek as he stood on the Truman balcony Monday.
— Steve Kopack (@SteveKopack) August 21, 2017
In fact, he did it twice. Actually, it was probably more than that because even after someone shouted "don't look," he still did it.
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) August 21, 2017
While we may never find out the truth behind Trump's ways, some netizens have offered some juicy theories.
What if years worth of self-tanner gave him some odd new features?
— my guy (@_dickrichardson) August 21, 2017
Could it be possible that maybe —just maybe- Trump thought it was a bunch of "fake news"?
— Jerric Dondarrion (@BostonJerry) August 21, 2017
Or did NASA officials just get so fed up with the commander-in-chief's repeated questions about eye protection that they went ahead and said nah, you don't need them?
— Chris Person (@Papapishu) August 21, 2017
However, standing true to the occasion, Twitter lit up like a Christmas tree at the chance to take a few jabs at good ol' Donnie for this mishap.
— Charlotte Stamper (@CharStamper) August 21, 2017
Some speculated eye damage could have some interesting repercussions.
— Brook Lundy (@brooklundy1) August 21, 2017
While others ironically suggested Donald was just trying to prove a point.
— Daniel Bukszpan (@DanielBukszpan) August 21, 2017
But hey, it could also spice up his speech on Afghanistan, right?
— Ethan Klapper (@ethanklapper) August 21, 2017
Whatever made Trump glare into eclipse, he finally gave in to science and sported the specs.
— Amanda Wills (@AmandaWills) August 21, 2017