BEDMINSTER, N.J. - As President Trump and first lady Melania Trump got in on Monday's eclipse mania, the president took a peek at the sun without the proper eyewear.
According to pool reports, the president and first lady, who returned Sunday from Bedminster, N.J.,watched the eclipse from a balcony at the White House.
Accompanied by son Barron Trump, the pair arrived on the balcony at 2:38 p.m, per pool reports. When asked how the view was, the president gave a thumb's up.
At one point, the president appeared to glance up at one point sans eclipse glasses, leading to an aide shouting, "Don't look," per pool reports. Looking at the eclipse without the proper eyewear can lead to eye damage.
As he did this, someone in a crowd of aides below shouted "Don't look." pic.twitter.com/dtfSLEzcAZ— Ted Mann (@TMannWSJ) August 21, 2017
NASA: "It is extremely dangerous and a terrible decision to look at the sun during the eclipse"— Chandler (@PeIicans) August 21, 2017
Donald Trump: pic.twitter.com/F9dOJAVNCb
They left the balcony after a few minutes later. Afterward, the first lady expressed excitement over the event.
Others who enjoyed the view from the White House: first daughter and presidential adviser Ivanka Trump, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, adviser Omarosa Manigault and interim communications director Hope Hicks.
As the eclipse began in Washington, "Total Eclipse of the Heart" played over the White House's PA system.