LONDON, U.K. – Days before the U.S. President Donald Trump headed to the U.K. for his controversial working visit, a team of anti-Trump British activists led by Leo Murray unveiled plans to launch their the much hyped giant “Trump Baby” blimp into the skies above central London.
The team set up a crowdfunding page and posted, “Donald Trump is a big, angry baby with a fragile ego and tiny hands.”
Tagging Trump a “racist demagogue who is a danger to women, immigrants and minorities and a mortal threat to world peace,” the group presented its plan to fly the helium-filled blimp of Trump as a baby.
It said, “Moral outrage is water off a duck's back to Trump. But he really seems to hate it when people make fun of him. So when Trump visits the U.K. on Friday the 13th of July this year, we want to make sure he knows that all of Britain is looking down on him and laughing at him.”
The specially commissioned six meter-high, orange inflatable figure set a target of raising $9,000 – but easily achieved the crowdsourced funding, generating over 10,301 pounds ($18,427) in a short span of time.
Subsequently, the group also sought and receiving permission from the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan to stage the stunt.
Amid some hurdles, the group even circulated a petition titled ‘Let Baby Trump Fly,’ calling for the blimp to be allowed to fly over Parliament Square when the U.S. President arrives there and received thousands of signature.
However, even though the blimp soared the skies, Trump missed the sight, owing to his meetings being scheduled out of London and away from all the hype.
Yet, the blimp turned out to be a roaring success and was watched and written about all over the world.
Now, the blimp is set to tour the United States and has become some sort of a global sensation.
Plans to bring the blimp to the U.S. initially started with a fundraising page that was set up to bring the giant balloon to New Jersey.
An activist pointed out on Monday that the fundraising page surpassed its target in a record 22 hours.
The activist pointed out, “A GoFundMe page, that was set up to bring the blimp to the other side of the Atlantic has raised more than $6,000 – exceeding the original goal of $4,500.
In London, the blimp captured the attention of many, including a Hillsborough, New Jersey-based activist, Didier Jimenez-Castro.
Jimenez-Castro decided to raise money with local organizers to help bring the blimp to his state and posted on the fundraising page, “While watching the news I made the amazing discovery of Baby Trump blimp at the London protests. I got together with local organizers and we agreed we need to bring Baby Trump to Bedminster where he plays golf.”
He later said in an interview, “Within 22 hours, we reached our goal. I contacted the manufacturer again and we will have our balloon by mid-August.”
Jimenez-Castro also confirmed that the blimp will arrive in the U.S. in four weeks.
But as soon as plans were revealed, the blimp was believed to have generated interest in other U.S. states too and now plans of unveiling the giant “obscene mutant clone of the president” are being hatched in New York Central Park and other parts of the country too.
Further, reports have revealed that other U.S. states, including Texas, Missouri, Maryland and New Mexico, are also raising money for Trump Baby blimps.
This article provided by NewsEdge.