Julia Cohen, DCNF
London Mayor Sadiq Khan granted protesters a permit to fly a blimp that looks like President Donald Trump wearing a diaper during the president’s visit to the U.K.
“We didn’t get off to the best start with the Mayor’s office over this, who originally told us that they didn’t recognize ‘Trump Baby’ as legitimate protest,” Leo Murray, the organizer behind the Trump float, told Sky News in a Thursday article.
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Sadiq Khan approves plans to fly giant Donald Trump 'angry baby' blimp over London during president's visit after crowdfunding campaign goes viral.
The balloon depicting Mr Trump as a nappy-clad orange baby will take flight from Parliament Sq on 13th July. pic.twitter.com/5e0uPi7tNt
— Andrew Bloch (@AndrewBloch) July 5, 2018
The fundraiser for the project raised over $22,000 as of Thursday, according to a Crowdfunder page. “Donald Trump is a big, angry baby with a fragile ego and tiny hands,” the Crowdfunder page reads. “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.”
Depending on how much money someone donates, they can receive mini “Trump Baby Baloons,” “Trump Baby Stickers,” and an entry to help fly the balloon.
Trump will visit the U.K. on July 13, according to Reuters. The trip will be a “working visit,” instead of a “full state visit,” meaning Trump will not get an official banquet at Buckingham palace. The trip was changed “after huge public opposition,” according to the Reuters article.
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