Published: Mon, July 09, 2018
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

"Angry Baby" Trump Blimp Approved to Fly Over London During POTUS Visit


Murray says that the city "rediscovered its sense of humor" in granting permission to "Trump baby".

London's mayor on Thursday gave a group permission to fly a 6-metre-tall balloon depicting US President Donald Trump as an angry baby over London when the president visits the city later this month.

Khan's office said the "Mayor supports the right to peaceful protest and understands this can take many different forms".

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. Thousands signed a petition and raised more than $22,477 to have the inflatable fly over London.

Trump's visit to England has him mostly skipping London, where he will only spend one night, in part due to the protests expected.

It is possible that he is doing so to avoid bumping into angry baby blimp Trump and the planned protests against him, reports The Guardian. The 19-foot-high "Trump Baby" blimp will surely be a big orange focus.

"Leo Murray, who came up with the idea to fly the balloon, told BBC: "[Mr Trump] really seems to hate it when people make fun of him.

Baroness Deech said it is crucial to maintaining a good relationship with Donald Trump to safeguard future relations between the USA and the UK. However approvals are also required from the Metropolitan Police and National Air Traffic Service.

Activists also hope to take "Trump Baby" on a world tour following the president's visit.

Organised demonstrations will begin on Thursday evening with protests at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire and outside the U.S. ambassador's residence in London's Regent's Park, where some believe the Trumps will be staying, The Independent says.

According to BBC, Trump and Khan have not been fans of one another, having several Twitter wars, including one regarding the attack on the London Bridge in June of a year ago. Trump's comments on militant attacks in Britain have sparked anger and he has often exchanged barbs on social media with the London mayor. It is thought he will visit Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, meet the Queen at Windsor Castle, hold talks with Prime Minister Theresa May at Chequers in Buckinghamshire, and travel to his golf courses in Scotland during the trip. "Trump Baby will fly!"

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