A giant “ Trump Baby” balloon will fly during the President’s visit
It was announced on Thursday that a big “Trump Baby” balloon is set to be flown close to the UK Parliament during US President Donald Trump’s visit to London next week. Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, gave the green light for after over 10.000 people have signed the online petition and more than 16.000 pounds were contributed to the project.
Campaigners who plan to raise the helium-filled six meter high figure, which they said reflects Mr. Trump’s character as an “angry baby with a fragile ego and tiny hands”. It is planned to fly above the UK Parliament building for two hours.
A spokesperson for the Mayor said: “The Mayor supports the right to peaceful protest and understands that this can take many different forms. 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.”
Organizers still await the approval of the Metropolitan Police and National Air Traffic Service, because the project would fly at restricted airspace.
Opinions about the balloon have been divided, with some finding it amusing, but others, including Brexit leader Nigel Farage, claiming it is the “biggest insult to a sitting U.S. president ever.”
Speaking on his LBC radio show, Farage said: “Let me ask you, does any of you seriously think that if an application to fly an Obama blimp, of Obama as a young, crying baby above Parliament Square when he came here during the referendum to tell us to vote remain, do you actually think that would have been allowed?”
Donald Trump and Sadiq Khan have frequently taken verbal shots at each other, usually over Twitter and through statements. This began last June when the president accused Khan of having a “pathetic” response to the London Bridge terror attack, which resulted in eight deaths and 48 injuries.
Khan has been an outspoken critic of President Trump and him to greenlit this new balloon project may deepen the hostilities between the two even more.