A giant, 19-foot-tall balloon depicting President Donald Trump as an angry, orange baby rose over London’s Parliament Square on Friday. The president is in the United Kingdom for four days.
The balloon depicts the president wearing nothing but a diaper and holding a small phone in obviously out of proportion hands.
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We have take off!
— Sky News (@SkyNews) July 13, 2018
In an interview with British tabloid The Sun, Trump said he was informed of the baby balloon ahead of his trip and will be avoiding London.
“I guess when they put out blimps to make me feel unwelcome, no reason for me to go to London,” he said. “I used to love London as a city. I haven’t been there in a long time. But when they make you feel unwelcome, why would I stay there?”
The Sun estimated about 200,000 people would be in attendance of the “Together Against Trump March” in London today.
Protestors who dubbed themselves “anti-facist artists” started the campaign to fly the Trump baby balloon weeks ago when they gathered over 10,000 signatures in an online petition asking London Mayor Sadiq Khan to let the balloon fly as a right of protest and expression.
The Crooked Rigged System threw everything it could at Me. But I am the most successful baby at everything I do (unparalleled) – I told you I would fly and here I am! !! pic.twitter.com/1CydN5B0RQ
— Trump Baby (@TrumpBabyUK) July 13, 2018
A crowdfunding campaign for the balloon raised over 31,000 British pounds, well over the protestor group’s original goal. They announced on the crowdfunding page that the baby balloon will be going on a world tour following the president.