LONDON FALLING: Mayor Approves ANTI-TRUMP BLIMP During Presidential Visit

Leroy Wright
July 6, 2018

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has granted permission for a giant inflatable figure depicting Mr Trump as a baby to fly over Westminster for two hours on the second day of the president's visit.

Trump Baby will have to adhere to strict guidelines if it plans to take flight, including an ordinance limiting it from floating higher than 98 feet.

The Prime Minister's spokesperson said: "We are a free and open democracy and we believe in the right to protest".

Previous presidents Richard Nixon, George Bush Senior and George Bush Junior have all visited the 16th-century country Buckinghamshire manor house for meetings with former PMs.

The July 13 airborne protest will coincide with a more traditional one on the ground: a "Stop Trump" march through central London.

In an opinion piece for Metro, the baby's creator, Leo Murray, points out that the balloon will certain have "tiny hands and a malevolent, constipated expression on his face".

The protesters, who describe themselves as a group of anti-fascist art activists, said at first the mayor's office did not recognise "Trump Baby" as a legitimate protest. "The organizers will also need to receive the necessary approvals from the Metropolitan Police and National Air Traffic Service in order for it to fly".

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However, he said City Hall had "rediscovered its sense of humour - Trump Baby will fly".

Trump, who is to meet Theresa May and the Queen among others before spending two days in Scotland, will only spend the night in London on Thursday, the day of his arrival, staying at the United States ambassador's official residence in Regent's Park, Winfield House.

The President and the First Lady will then travel to Windsor Castle to meet Queen Elizabeth.

The activists who planned the blimp stunt, known as "Trump Baby", raised more than $20,000 through an online crowdfunding campaign.

Khan was highly critical of Trump's travel ban and then last spring, Trump berated (and misconstrued) Khan following the London terrorist attack that saw several killed and dozens injured.

Tens of thousands of protesters are expected to turn out against Donald Trump when he visits Britain next week but some believe the protests are an embarrassment and that the US president deserves a warm welcome.

The six-metre snarling blimp, which dons Trump's trademark blonde hair, was given the green light to launch by the Greater London Authority.

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