In the latest political dig at front-runner Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, a tombstone carrying his name has appeared in Central Park. The elaborately carved honest-to-goodness grave-sized stone bore an image of a cross with the candidate's name — "Trump Donald J." — and birth year — 1946 — but the year of his death was blank.
The carved epitaph reads: "Made America hate again." One passerby noted to Gothamist:"It was definitely provocative, strange for Easter morning,". New York Daily News quipped: "Buried alive!"
Interesting sidelight: Trump recently won approval to build himself a private cemetery at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. Something else rather cosmic is that tweeters have recently been comparing possible Trump epitaphs — or their own in the event of a Trump presidency.
Photos of the Central Park tombstone ignited Twitter and Instagram before park officials removed it by Easter Sunday evening. No one has owned up to the prank, and there was no immediate comment from city parks officials or from The Donald, who was instead focused on grousing about the Louisiana delegate count.