Trump is Throwing a July 4th Bash — But the ‘Trump Baby’ Balloon May Also Join the Fun

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President Trump is planning an all-out celebration of American military power and glamour on July 4, even insisting that there will be tanks at the event.

The president told reporters, “we’re gonna have some tanks stationed outside […] so we have to put them in certain areas but we have the brand new Sherman tanks and we have the brand new Abram tanks,” according to the Washington Post’s Josh Dawsey.

We don’t know exactly what to expect from the event, mainly because America isn’t known for throwing military parades and the July 4 celebrations have usually been apolitical. Trump is expected to give a speech, and the tanks are already in Washington.

But not all the fun that will be bestowed on the nation’s capital will be the work of President Trump. Code Pink — a group that frequently stages protests in D.C. — was granted a permit to display a massive “baby Trump” balloon at the Washington Monument, close to where Trump will throw his celebration. The group has said that they were not permitted to fill the balloon with helium.

Code Pink gained national attention during the Kavanaugh hearings when volunteers with the organization loudly protested, shouting to members of Congress during the hearings.

And Code Pink won’t be the only ones who are planning to stage a little bit of artsy civil dissent on July 4 in Washington, D.C. Activist Claude Taylor, the founder of Mad Dog PAC, told IJR that he also will be attending a parade in the city, and he’ll be bringing his giant inflatable rat that sports a Trump-esque haircut, tie and cell phone.

If he does see himself rendered as a giant inflatable baby, this won’t be the first time that President Trump has had to encounter that image. The baby balloon was on full display during his recent visit to the United Kingdom.

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Phyllis Softa
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Make America Sane Again. If Trump wants to have a military parade for the 4th of July, let him have his military parade in peace.

Screwtape
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Let the Trump Baby balloon appear. That makes it so vulnerable. Sharp things. Lighters.

Kill it with fire.

James
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Would be time to be in the area with a rifle and deflate the balloon. Maybe those that are offended by OUR President should just stay in Venezuela where everything (left) is free for the taking. Disgusting ingrates!

Screwtape
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“because America isn’t known for throwing military parades and the July 4 celebrations have usually been apolitical. ”

What alternate universe did this come from? One with ZERO sense of history? q.v. the parades held at the end of WWII, each Memorial Day, etc.

So celebrating the 4th is “political”. I’ll agree, but it’s political in commemorating the Declaration of Independence from Britain.

Screwtape
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Code Pink is mobilizing Dim politicians to use hot air instead of helium to fill the Trump baby balloon. Yes, they don’t just suck, but also blow.

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