When President Trump gets to London on July 13 to meet with Queen Elizabeth and Prime Minister Theresa May, he'll reportedly be welcomed by a protest march with a giant balloon in the sky.
The balloon's a 20-feet-tall, obnoxiously orange President Trump caricature wearing nothing but a diaper. The balloon attempts to poke fun at the President’s small hands and well-known facial gestures.
Protestors have collected over $23,858 for the protest of President Trump in London.
“Mockery is the right way to approach Donald Trump,” an activist told CNN International, to attack his “tremendously fragile ego.”
In addition to flying the balloon on the 13th, there will be a second flight at another one of the president’s likely stops - one of his two golf courses in Scotland.
Initially, the blimp wasn’t going to fly because the Mayor of London said it wasn’t a protest, it was art.
Sadiq Khan has since approved the blimp via his spokesperson, who said, “His city operations team have met with the organizers and have given them permission to use Parliament Square Garden as a grounding point for the blimp" after more than 10,000 people signed a petition in favor of the balloon.
The organizers who created the petition are from Stop Trump, a group founded in the United Kingdom specifically for Trump’s visit this month. The group aims to “show that his rhetoric of hate and divisiveness isn’t accepted here.”
The Guardian reports that there are several demonstrations planned for Trump’s arrival. There are protests scheduled in almost every single spot the President will be at during his time in the United Kingdom. There are 13 planned mass protests through Stop Trump.
The organizers raising money for the blimp said on their Crowdfunder “If we can troll Donald from the skies wherever he goes for long enough, he’ll start seeing #TrumpBaby in his dreams.”