Martin Luther King, Jr. wears Trump hat at USF

Posted at 6:54 PM, Apr 10, 2016

A photo of a statue of Martin Luther King, Jr. wearing a Donald Trump ‘Make America Great Again’ baseball cap is creating a bit of a controversy on a Florida college campus. The photo was taken at the University of South Florida in Tampa and posted to the ’Students4Trump’ account on Instagram last Monday.


Pretty self explanatory #StudentsForTrump #TrumpTrain #Trump #TrumpTeam #MakeAmericaGreatAgain #Trump2016

A photo posted by Students For Trump (@students4trump) on


The image appears to have originally been posted to Snapchat with the text overlay “MLK KNOWS #TRUMP2016." The post on Instagram, which simply says “pretty self explanatory," along with several pro-Trump hashtags, has now collected 2,500 likes and more than 1,000 comments.

Here’s just a sampling of those Instagram comments:

wiypipowild: this is so disrespectful

nia.wia: Honestly? How low can you get? Martin Luther King is probably rolling over in His grave ??

blk.smth: You do realize MLK would denounce everything Trump is for if he were alive today?

aedan._.a: Wow just wow. I'm at a loss for words due to the ignorance of some people. That's just terrible.

anakingrownup: the definition of disrespect and American idiocy ? like mlk Jr. would ever in one million years approve of anything that old devil known as trump says ?