By Jenna Amatulli



On the heels of President Donald Trump’s unannounced trip to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington on Monday, social media had a field day.

In addition to the fact that Trump didn’t participate in anything to honor King last year and that he had zero scheduled public events for Martin Luther King Jr. Day this year, Trump spent a mere two minutes at the memorial alongside Vice President Mike Pence.

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President Trump and VP Pence make unannounced trip to Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, DC.

He wished reporters a good morning after laying a wreath in front of the monument and said, “It’s a great day. It’s a beautiful day. And thank you for being here. Appreciate it.” He ignored questions.

Images of the moment circulated on social media within minutes, with many posting jokes, memes and more:

Rex Huppke


A powerful image from President Trump’s 2-minute visit to the MLK Memorial.

Greg Hogben


As Trump leaves the memorial, we are reminded MLK will always be the bigger man.

Molly Jong-Fast


It’s very windy today, I pray that someone secured the president’s implanted head ferret. https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/426291-trump-pence-visit-mlk-memorial 

Trump, Pence visit MLK Memorial

President Trump and Vice President Pence on Monday  made an unannounced visit to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington D.C. on the national holiday honoring the slain civil rights leader.

Peter Sagal


At a funeral home, somewhere between the White House and the MLK memorial:

“Anybody seen the wreath we had out front?”

Jeff Mason


.⁦@realDonaldTrump⁩ and ⁦@VP⁩ lay a wreath at the #MLKJr memorial. After saying good morning, he left. Total trip time: about a minute or two.

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@realDonaldTrump spent more time trying to pronounce MLK than his 2 minute visit to the memorial

Tommy Campbell


Trump spent two minutes at the MLK Memorial and fifteen minutes posing with a spread of hamberders.

Rebecca Ballhaus


Trump and Pence spent approximately two minutes at the MLK Memorial this morning before returning to the White House, per pooler @fran_chambers.


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