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Trump takes in eclipse from White House

 
The couple stood with their son, Barron, on the Blue Room Balcony — while wearing special protective glasses — to take in the eclipse as it made its way through the Washington area. 
 
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Trump took off the glasses momentarily, gestured to a large crowd of aides standing below on the South Lawn, looked up and pointed to the sky. One of the staffers shouted “don’t look.”
 
A couple of minutes later, Trump, with his glasses back on, turned his head upward and watched the eclipse for around a minute and a half as the eclipse reached its apex. 
 
When a reporter asked him "how's the view," the president gestured back with a thumbs up. 
 
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On Twitter, all anyone wanted to do for a few moments was talk about Trump looking directly into the eclipse without protective glasses.