The “Trump baby” blimp, depicting President Donald Trump, will have a home at a museum in London.
The diaper-clad baby blimp is 20-foot tall and has made an appearance around the world, including at Trump’s rallies. It was flown during Trump’s first visit to the U.K.
Now, as the U.S. president prepares to leave the White House, the blimp will be displayed in the Museum of London, according to CNN.
The group behind the “Trump baby” blimp said, “We hope the baby’s place in the museum will stand as a reminder of when London stood against Trump — but will prompt those who see it to examine how they can continue the fight against the politics of hate.”
Those who created the blimp also said, “This large inflatable was just a tiny part of a global movement — a movement that was led by the marginalised people whose Trump’s politics most endangered.”
The blimp of “Trump baby” has made an appearance around the world:
Trump baby blimp takes off in London. pic.twitter.com/xsiXK8p94I
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) June 4, 2019
"Trump Baby" blimp flies in Parliament Square during President Trump's second day in London. pic.twitter.com/I3zLOuE2uz
— The Hill (@thehill) June 4, 2019
WATCH: The 'Trump Baby' blimp makes its debut in Buenos Aires as President Trump arrives for the G20 Summit. pic.twitter.com/KwymstSRLf
— NBC News (@NBCNews) November 30, 2018
Activists opposing President Trump's proposed border wall flew a Trump baby blimp during his visit U.S.-Mexico border pic.twitter.com/QOVsYxY6I1
— Reuters (@Reuters) April 5, 2019
Museum of London Director Sharon Ament said, “London has always been an open, ever-evolving polyglot city. A haven for knowledge, tradition and controversy and over thousands of years we have played host to many a historic protest.”
She continued, “By collecting the baby blimp we can mark the wave of feeling that washed over the city that day and capture a particular moment of resistance — a feeling still relevant today as we live through these exceptionally challenging times — that ultimately shows Londoners banding together in the face of extreme adversity.”
In July of 2018, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan gave protesters the green-light to fly the “Trump baby” blimp during Trump’s visit.
“The Mayor supports the right to peaceful protest and understands that this can take many different forms,” Khan’s office said at the time.
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