Published: Fri, July 06, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

'Trump Baby' blimp to fly over London during president's visit

'Trump Baby' blimp to fly over London during president's visit

The Trump Baby blimp will be strapped to the grounds of Parliament Square Gardens on the morning of July 13, marking the President Trump's first official visit to London, and will coincide with "Stop Trump", an activist march to take place in central London.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan's Greater London Authority approved a request for the blimp's flight after thousands signed a petition and a crowdfunding campaign raised more than $20,000 to fly the balloon, Britain's Sky News reported.

When President Donald Trump arrives in London for his long-overdue state visit on July 13, he will have competition for the title of biggest baby in the UK. "His city operations team have met with the organizers and have given them permission to use Parliament Square Garden as a grounding point for the blimp", a spokesperson for the mayor said.

"Moral outrage is water off a duck's back to Trump, but he really seems to hate it when people make fun of him", Murray added.

"But following a huge groundswell of public support for our plan, it looks like City Hall has rediscovered its sense of humor".

The "Trump Baby" blimp is almost 20 feet tall, wearing nothing but a diaper and a grimace.

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Trump Baby will fly next Friday.

"Disdain for Trump and his hateful agenda unite neighbours and political opponents, brings people of faith and those of no faith together".

The group said the goal of the balloon was "to make sure [Trump] knows that all of Britain is looking down on him and laughing at him". But the balloon may still not get off the ground as the Metropolitan Police and national air traffic service have the right to veto its launch on the day. The campaign asked donors to "make our six meter high orange, inflatable baby with a malevolent face and tiny hands fly over central London during Trump's United Kingdom visit".

Mayor Sadiq Khan described the stunt as a "peaceful protest".

Inspired by the overwhelming show of support on Crowdfunding, Murray says the blimp is headed for a "world tour" after London.

After his comments, Trump attacked Khan, saying he was the one who was "ignorant" and challenging him to an IQ test. Relations have deteriorated from there, including one jab from Donald Trump, Jr., who criticized Khan's handling of the London terrorist attacks of last summer.

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