Looks like President Donald Trump's not the only one who looked directly into the eclipse.
On Monday, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) tweeted a photo from trip to return three injured children home to the East African country of Tanzania -- but with a few strange caveats.
"Got a great shot of the
#eclipse from the air over Africa as we said goodby [sic] to the #TanzaniaMiracleChildren," King tweeted, accompanied by a photo of what appears to be Harambe the gorilla superimposed over a photo of an eclipse. The eclipse, it should be noted, was not visible from East Africa.
[caption id="attachment_1106873" align="aligncenter" width="338"] Screenshot of a tweet sent by Rep. Steve King (R-IA).[/caption]
Immediately after the tweet was posted, the Internet lost it.
"They said it couldn't be done," one user wrote, "but when people doubted an eclipse reaction could be both bizarre and vaguely racist, Steve King was ready."
"Can we all agree that Steve King is an idiot yet?" another said.
Check out some of the best responses below.
Steve King, getting drunk at the airport bar again & tweeting Harambe memes he didn't make https://t.co/YWBtQXztte— P.J. Stoppleworth (@P.J. Stoppleworth) 1503349068.0
@SteveKingIA How does this filth still have a job? How @SpeakerRyan?— Stormy Stephanie (@Stormy Stephanie) 1503348973.0
@Travon There are times when I get a hint of racism from Steve King's tweets.— Tgage (@Tgage) 1503348546.0
@SteveKingIA with all due respect what the fuck is this— mike vitiello (@mike vitiello) 1503348486.0
@SteveKingIA Have you lost your damn racist mind?— juscomments (@juscomments) 1503348427.0
@SteveKingIA You can see more through that hood than I would have expected.— Radical Queer Robbie (@Radical Queer Robbie) 1503347989.0
@SteveKingIA Are you drunk?— Julie “Fly” Chang (@Julie “Fly” Chang) 1503347993.0
@SteveKingIA Your idiotic harambe meme is now the first thing people will see when searching the miracle children hashtag, you dolt— hugh jass (@hugh jass) 1503347952.0
@Bencjacobs i seriously think Steve King tried to stare at the sun & ended up damaging his vision to point that he… https://t.co/HTh0ZAJflY— amy spacebrain (@amy spacebrain) 1503347950.0
one of steve king's staffers loves ben shapiro's twitter account https://t.co/yo5aVke7xY— Pam Vogel (@Pam Vogel) 1503348916.0
steve king tweeted a harambe meme, goodbye i am dead https://t.co/j61pzKphwT— Eric Geller (@Eric Geller) 1503348300.0
@SteveKingIA Stick to the racism, Steve. Comedy is NOT your thing. https://t.co/mi7y08NNE9— t.j. (@t.j.) 1503348584.0
@SteveKingIA https://t.co/DS9rlXAOP0— jacob ☔️ (@jacob ☔️) 1503348293.0