Yes, you read that headline correctly. Matt Rocheleau of the Boston Globe thinks the solar system has jumped into politics. Seriously.
Is the eclipse throwing shade at Clinton supporters?
The path of ideal viewing spots for this month’s highly-anticipated total solar eclipse cuts overwhelmingly through places that voted for President Trump in November.
There are about 240 counties roughly along the central path of the eclipse, a 70-mile-wide trail extending across the country where people will be able to see a total eclipse, meaning the sun will appear completely obscured by the moon.
And about 92 percent of those counties swung in Trump’s favor, while fewer than two dozen counties voted for his opponent, Hillary Clinton.
Wow!! What a super duper interplanetary hot take you’ve got there!
— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) August 1, 2017
Oh my gosh! Whatever shall we do! The sun, moon, and stars have been political all this time. I mean who knew??
Even Clinton voted for Trump — Clinton, Mo., that is. The county lies right along the heart of the total eclipse’s path, and 69.2 percent of voters there cast their ballot for Trump.
NOOOO… REALLY? Oh it gets even better…or worse, depending upon your point of view.
Still, it’s not entirely surprising that the eclipse’s path of best perspective could slice through the entire country while mostly avoiding areas that backed Clinton.
Perhaps it’s not a surprise that the solar eclipse is passing over Trump strongholds given that the president himself was born during a lunar eclipse.
On June 14, 1946, the day Trump was born, there was a total lunar eclipse, though it wasn’t visible from the United States, NASA records show. Instead, it could be seen from parts of South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia.
WOWZER. That’s so amazing …I can’t even.
The media and those firmly in the anti-Trump and/or RUSSIA DID IT! camp just keep digging themselves a deeper hole. It’s like they just don’t know when…