When a Trump supporter was asked about his “trump hat man” remark, he responded, “That’s not me.”
It is not clear whether the hat was made by Trump himself, or by someone who had purchased it.
The person who made the hat, Robert Jones, also tweeted the photo, and a video of him making it appears to show him with a white hat.
“I got the hat from the hat guy.
It’s from his website,” Jones told CNN.
“The hat guy’s the one who said it was me.”
He then said he was “a Trump supporter.”
In response, Jones said he had been “sickened” by the photo and said he would never condone violence.
He also said that he has since deleted the tweet.
“This is an issue of public decency and public integrity,” he said.
“When you look at what happened in Charlottesville, you see that it was a violent event.”
Jones is now running for Congress in New York’s 13th district.
“What I said about Charlottesville, I will not tolerate,” Jones said.
He added that he “never thought that anyone would be so vile as to use their position to create a political caricature.”
He said he didn’t want his tweet to become a “political issue.”
“It’s a political issue, it’s not a personal issue.
It is a public issue, and I think we have to deal with it,” Jones added.
“It will never be me, it will never ever be me as a politician, and it’s the same thing with any other public figure.”
“Trump hatman” controversy: Who is Robert Jones?
A spokeswoman for the Trump campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
But the Trump hat man controversy has been a major topic of conversation on social media since Saturday.
“Trump hats, white supremacists, and KKK,” the hashtag trended on Twitter on Monday morning.
“Why is there a Trump hat guy?” a woman wrote.
“Do people actually believe this?” a man asked on Facebook.
“Is this a joke?”
CNN’s Chris Isham contributed to this report.