Many consider President Donald Trump to be full of hot air, but the sentiment will take on a much more literal meaning next week now that a giant blimp of a baby Donald will float over London during his visit to the United Kingdom.
London Mayor Sadiq Kahn’s office approved the request after the effort garnered over £17,000 and over ten thousand signatures.
HUGE news coming in: DONALD J TRUMP BABY WILL FLY! @SadiqKhan tried to play hard ball – in the end he had to make a Deal. No surprise – he's never won anything in his life! Sad – but True! London here I come! https://t.co/j3KCPimHI2 pic.twitter.com/oc2VKWKSN1
— Trump Baby (@TrumpBabyUK) July 5, 2018
Londoner Andrew Bloch tweeted a photo of the actual balloon in all its glory.
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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 organizers of the blimp, known as Trump Baby, don’t mince words of their feelings toward the president in the least. The Crowdfunder page refers to Trump as everything from a “racist demagogue” to an “Orange sex pest.” The project is 85 percent funded and is accepting donations until the 11th of July. The effort to gain the city’s permission was thought by many to be the biggest hurdle. With this latest victory, Americans and Brits alike were eager to celebrate.
A royal welcome for Trump! Giant Donald Trump baby blimp WILL fly over London for mass protest during his UK visit after green light from Sadiq Khan | London Evening Standard – https://t.co/DNRXKoGips #ThursdayThoughts
— John Lundin 🌊 (@johnlundin) July 5, 2018
— Wadem (@bernard_karin) July 5, 2018
The Brits certainly have creative ways to show their disapproval of his visits. Wasn't there a plan to moon him on his previous, cancelled visit?
— Just Alex (@Alex_LandShark) July 5, 2018
Fantastic news, the Trump 'angry baby' blimp gets green light to fly over London during president's visit, hopefully @realDonaldTrump will see it and spew. Just as we do at the thought of the money being thrown at a fascist seminar – Sky News https://t.co/L0ehgaJxPM
— Ian der Silberfuchs Deeply Unhelpful #FBPE (@thesilverfox971) July 5, 2018
DID YOU CATCH THE HUGH BABY TRUMP BLIMP BALLOON TO BE FLOWN OVER LONDON WHILE TRUMP DUCK VISITS??? SO COOL!!
— Yvonne Harrison (@YvonneH52478752) July 5, 2018
In addition to the baby blimp, tens of thousands of UK citizens are expected to protest Trump’s arrival throughout the nation.
But the president is no stranger to protests from across the pond.