A partial solar eclipse that will take place in August is under threat tonight, after sources at the White House said that President Trump thinks such an event would be uncalled-for at the present time.
The eclipse, which will take place on August 11, will be visible in North America, Greenland, Northern Europe and some parts of Asia, including both North and South Korea, but Mr Trump is reported to have said that an eclipse - even a partial one - is not top of his priority list. He would like to stage it later in the year, possibly around Christmas.
An White House spokesman said:
"The President thinks, or doesn't think, the solar eclipse needs to happen, or doesn't happen, right now, and might be more suited, or not, to the festive season, especially with Christmas being then as well."
Trump, himself, tweeted his thoughts, typing:
"Whoever heard of a spatial polar pockylips in August? In my humple obinion, it'll be much better at the end of the world!"