Carlson: Trump Staring At Eclipse ‘Most Impressive Thing’ Any POTUS Has Done

Bringing up the viral image of President Donald Trump staring at the sun without protective glasses during Monday’s solar eclipse, Fox News host Tucker Carlson appeared to joke that the move was “not a complete surprise” on his show Monday evening.

“Even the President saw it, but in a move that is not a complete surprise, he looked directly at the sun, without any glasses, perhaps the most impressive thing any President has ever done,” he said.

Carlson later confirmed that he was, in fact, kidding. “It was a test to see if liberals are really as slow and humorless as people claim,” he said in a statement. “Turns out they are.”

Twitter was debating whether Carlson was being sarcastic in his comments.

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