Washington: US President Donald Trump on Monday gazed at the first solar eclipse in a century . At one point he appeared to ingnore precautions that scientists and doctors warned to protect people’s eye during the celestial event. Trump appeared on the Balcony of the white house with First lady Melania and son Barron . He waved at the crowd and responded to a reporter’s question “ How’s the view ?”- with a thumps up according to the press pool. Then trump tilted his head upward and pointed toward the sky, prompting a white house aide standing below the balcony to shout “don’t look” . It is unclear if he looked directly at the sun.