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Whiny Baby Trump Balloon Set to Greet the President When He Visits London

London's protest game is on point.

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When Donald Trump visits London next week, he will be greeted by his doppelganger: a giant orange balloon that depicts the president as a whiny, diaper-clad baby clutching a cell phone.

Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, has allowed the balloon to fly after over 10,000 people signed a petition requesting his permission. Khan’s office released a statement saying Khan “supports the right to peaceful protest and understands that this can take many different forms.”

The Trump Baby balloon project began as a crowdfunding campaign, which requested funds to build the 6 meter tall (nearly 20 feet) balloon. In their crowdfunding statement, the creators wrote:

Donald Trump is a big, angry baby with a fragile ego and tiny hands.

He’s also racist demagogue who is a danger to women, immigrants and minorities and a mortal threat to world peace and the very future of life on earth. Moral outrage is water off a duck’s back to Trump. But he really seems to hate it when people make fun of him.

So when Trump visits the UK on Friday the 13th of July this year, we want to make sure he knows that all of Britain is looking down on him and laughing at him. That’s why a group of us have chipped in and raised enough money to have a 6 meter high blimp made by a professional inflatables company, to be flown in the skies over Parliament Square during Trump’s visit.

The campaign earned nearly £20,000 in its run, exceeding the original ask of £1,500. The balloon is set to fly for two hours on Friday, July 13th during a “Stop Trump” march in central London. After that, the creators will use their crowdfunding earnings to take the balloon on tour.

(via CNN, image: screengrab)

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