Londoners raise big bucks to fly huge balloon of bikini-clad mayor over city in response to Trump’s treatment

London Mayor Sadiq Khan is about to be ‘honored’ for his treatment of President Donald Trump with a bikini-clad version of himself as a balloon.

City officials gave the final go-ahead Thursday for a “Make London Safe Again” event to be held Saturday and the balloon lampooning the city’s mayor will be a prominent feature thanks to a Crowdfunder campaign started by Londoner Yanny Bruere, Fox News reported.

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More than $75,000 was raised for the 29-foot balloon through the Crowdfunder campaign which was set up after Khan’s approval of anti-Trump demonstrations which flew a giant balloon of a baby Trump in a diaper during the president’s visit in July.

Khan’s “willingness to insult the most powerful man in the western world” inspired Bruere to launch the campaign which raised nearly twice the amount of money that was donated to launch the Trump balloon last month, according to The Sun.

“The whole of London will see the BIGGEST takeover in its history. We won’t stop til’ Khan’s gone and Londoners feel safe again!!” the Crowdfunder page reads. “In light of the Donald Trump ‘Baby Trump’ ballon (sic) being allowed to fly over London during his visit to the U.K., let’s get a ‘baby Khan’ one and see if FREE SPEECH applies to all and whether or not Mr Khan and the London assembly will also approve this.”

The city’s Muslim mayor has been a vocal critic of Trump with the two engaged in a war of words since last year. Khan had called for the president’s trip to be cancelled and said he was “not welcome” to the city.

Khan “set the precedent,” according to Bruere, and had to allow the ballon and event centered around ousting him from office.

“If he’s willing to submit Donald Trump to this mockery and public humiliation, surely he has to do it to himself in the name of free speech,” he said.

Of course, all the hype surrounding the giant Trump “blimp” turned out to be a bit exaggerated.

The balloon of Khan sporting a yellow bikini is set to fly over Parliament Square in Westminster on Sept. 1, the BBC reported.

The “beach body” design is reportedly a jab at Khan’s decision in 2016 to ban an advertisement of  a woman in a yellow bikini with the message, “Are you beach body ready?” because it promoted “unhealthy or unrealistic body images,” according to the BBC.

Frieda Powers

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Originally from New York, Powers graduated from New York University and eventually made her way to sunny South Florida where she has been writing for the BizPacReview team since 2015.
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