During yesterday's solar eclipse, Donald Trump walked out onto the White House balcony with his wife, Melania, and son, Barron, to check it out. As was widely spread, it's recommended that you only view the eclipse if you have the appropriate protective eyewear. Which is why people positively freaked out when President Trump looked up at the sky, seemingly at the sun, without protection.
When you think of ballsy Presidential moves, Ronald Reagan's meeting with Gorbachev comes to mind, when the former President went outside in the winter without a coat to greet the Russian leader. It was a tactical move Reagan and his team knew would be watched by the people of Russia very closely, especially since Gorbachev emerged from his vehicle wearing a coat himself.
There's at least one analyst who believes that Trump's decision to potentially put his vision on the line by looking directly at the sky during the eclipse was a move as monumental as Regan's no-coat gesture. But for most people, it was an idiotic move deserving of ridicule.