- The balloon won’t be allowed to fly this high over the city – but it will be large.
- London Mayor Sadiq Khan permitted a 20-foot-tall angry “Trump Baby” blimp depicting President Donald Trump to be flown during his visit to the UK this week.
- Trump told The Sun it made him feel “unwelcome.”
- Trump also said he would steer clear of the protests in London, which The Sun said could attract up to 200,000 people.
President Donald Trump said he felt “unwelcome” in London after its mayor, Sadiq Khan, permitted a 20-foot-tall angry “Trump Baby” blimp depicting him to be flown during his visit to the UK this week.
“I guess when they put out blimps to make me feel unwelcome, no reason for me to go to London,” Trump said in an interview with The Sun.
Khan has described the blimp as a “peaceful protest.”
Trump said he would try to avoid the crowd in the capital during his four-day visit to the country.
“I used to love London as a city,” Trump told The Sun. “I haven’t been there in a long time. But when they make you feel unwelcome, why would I stay there?”
An activist group was given permission to fly the blimp over London during Trump’s visit, which The Sun said could attract up to 200,000 protesters. The group launched a crowdfunding campaign for the project and has since raised over $40,400.
“Donald Trump is a big, angry baby with a fragile ego and tiny hands,” the group’s crowdfunding page says. “He’s also 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,” the page continues. “But he really seems to hate it when people make fun of him.”
Trump’s visit has spurred other activists to create political displays. One artist carved “F— Trump” into a crop circle that was reportedly visible on Trump’s flight path to British Prime Minister Theresa May’s country estate.