One of the buzzwords during Donald Trump’s campaign for president was “huge,” taking several seconds to pronounce the single-syllable word.
And now, something really huge is in the works as the commander in chief prepares to visit Great Britain in July.
Anti-Trump activists are looking to float a 20-foot-tall inflatable orange baby featuring the likeness of Mr. Trump over the city of London.
Climate activist Leo Murray is spearheading the effort to get permission from the mayor of London, which initially deflated the idea.
“Donald Trump is a big, angry baby with a fragile ego,” Murray says.
“He’s also a racist demagogue who is a danger to women, immigrants and minorities and a mortal threat to world peace and the very future of life on earth. 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. That’s why a group of us have chipped in and raised enough money to have a 6 meter high blimp made by a professional inflatables company, to be flown in the skies over Parliament Square during Trump’s visit.”
To date, more than 8,000 people have signed an online petition urging Mayor Sadie Khan to let Trump Baby fly.
Murray says officials have indicated a giant, diapered, inflatable president does not qualify as a protest.
“They are insisting that the only form of protest that is legally allowable on their land is ‘a gathering of people, with banners and placards,” Murray says on his site.
“We are fairly sure this doesn’t make any sense, but their key objection is that flying a large inflatable will occupy a (5x5M) corner of the square which will then not be available for gatherings of people with banners and placards – thereby depriving them of freedom of speech. So we need to demonstrate that there isn’t, in practice, anyone planning to protest Trump’s visit who would not in fact welcome a 6m high orange baby with Trump’s malevolent face flying in the sky over Parliament during this period.”
Trump may also visit Scotland during his overseas trip, as his mother, Mary, was born on the Scottish island of Lewis before coming to America. He also owns two golf resorts in Scotland, Turnberry in Ayrshire and Menie in Aberdeenshire.
Kirsty Haigh of Scotland Unite Against Trump, told NBC News the president can also expect some resistance there: “Trump likes to talk up his Scottish connections, but we are going to show that his politics are not welcome here.”
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