A presidency in one photograph.
I knew it would happen. You knew it would happen. In the days leading up to today’s wildly overrated solar eclipse, every single person on Twitter dutifully made the exact same joke. And yet, sure as you’re born, as the solar eclipse finished its steady crawl across the continent and arrived at the precise longitudinal line on which the White House sits, the President of the United States trotted out onto the Truman Balcony with his protective eyewear in hand, marveled for several moments at the mystical confluence of celestial bodies unfolding dramatically in the sky above, and then… really fucking did it.
I shudder to imagine how many times the president’s beleaguered handlers went over this exact scenario during the past 48 hours, earnestly imploring him: Whatever happens, sir, and whatever you choose to do out there, don’t look at it without the glasses. Alas, just as solemnly instructing a small child not to lick the frozen metal pole is basically guaranteed to result in at least one dumbass kid licking the damn pole—”How wath I thuppothed to know that would happen?!”—all these efforts were indeed for naught.
When our grandchildren one day bewilderedly ask us what it was like living through the Trump era, we will sigh deeply and resignedly, show them this picture, and then walk away without uttering a single word.
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