We need your help now

Support from readers like you keeps The Journal open.

You are visiting us because we have something you value. Independent, unbiased news that tells the truth. Advertising revenue goes some way to support our mission, but this year it has not been enough.

If you've seen value in our reporting, please contribute what you can, so we can continue to produce accurate and meaningful journalism. For everyone who needs it.

turn around bright eyes

Fox host jokes that Trump looking at eclipse is 'most impressive thing any president has ever done'

Tucker Carlson is a vocal supporter of the US President.

trump Trump points skywards as he looks at the eclipse yesterday Sachs Ron / CNP/ABACA/ABACA/PA Images Sachs Ron / CNP/ABACA/ABACA/PA Images / CNP/ABACA/ABACA/PA Images

SKYGAZERS ENJOYED A total eclipse yesterday – a rare event where the sun vanishes behind the moon.

The eclipse could be best viewed in the United States.

US President Donald Trump was among those to witness the event, taking it in with his family at the White House in Washington DC.

Tweet by @CNN CNN / Twitter CNN / Twitter / Twitter

Video won’t play? Click here.

Trump looked directly at the eclipse for a period, causing an aide to shout, ‘Don’t look’. He then donned protective glasses, as is recommended by experts to prevent eye damage.

Some people were quick to mock Trump after the incident.

Screenshot_20170822-081716 New York Daily News New York Daily News

However, Fox News presenter Tucker Carlson – a vocal supporter of Trump – said it was “perhaps the most impressive thing any president’s ever done”.

Video won’t play? Click here

In a tongue-in-cheek moment, Carlson added that the president looking at the sun without protective eyewear was “not a complete surprise”.

Watch: Check out this livestream of the solar eclipse

Read: The United States is about to experience the best eclipse in a lifetime… but how long does Ireland have to wait?

Readers like you are keeping these stories free for everyone...
A mix of advertising and supporting contributions helps keep paywalls away from valuable information like this article. Over 5,000 readers like you have already stepped up and support us with a monthly payment or a once-off donation.

Your Voice
Readers Comments
This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
Leave a Comment
    Submit a report
    Please help us understand how this comment violates our community guidelines.
    Thank you for the feedback
    Your feedback has been sent to our team for review.

    Leave a commentcancel