The Baby Trump Blimp Made His Way From London To The US To Protest Trump In His Own Country
When President Trump planned to visit the U.K. this past summer, people started planning on how to greet him. Leo Murray used Trump’s visit to launch a fundraiser for a baby blimp version of Trump. The baby Trump blimp flew over the skies of London during Trump’s visit and it became a global sensation. Now, that balloon is traveling in the U.S. first stopping aat Trump’s Mar-A-Lago property in Florida.
On Sept. 22, the Baby Trump blimp was flown over the skies of the Mar-a-Lago golf resort in Florida where people were protesting Trump and his response to Puerto Rico.
The Trump balloon flew over Mar-A-Lago to mark the one year anniversary of Hurricane Maria devastating the Caribbean island. Millions were left without power for many months and the death toll has reached almost 3,000 people. While the president was not in attendance at the Mar-a-Lago in West Palm Beach, Democrats were there to speak on the upcoming November elections.
Almost 800 people attended the protest honoring Puerto Rico.
Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, who is running for governor against Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis, told the crowd: “We shouldn’t have to remind this country to do right by the people of this country.”
Six more Baby Trump blimps will also be making the rounds throughout the U.S.
Organizers in the U.S. say they were inspired by the U.K. protest that they decided to raise money to get the blimp over to the U.S. The Hill reports that six more baby Trumps will be making its way to a city near you.
“We were inspired by the patriotic actions of our friends in the UK,” organizers stated on their GoFundme page. “We are dedicated to pushing back against Donald Trump and his administration’s assault on our democracy and the American values we hold so dear.”
In two months, organizers raised more than $20,000 to have the Baby Trump fly overhead.
“All of the funds collected are being deposited into a dedicated personal account to allow for disbursements over time such as purchasing the Babies, future shipping fees while on tour, permits, security, publicity, baby sitter gear and other Baby Trump stuff,” reads the GoFundMe page.
As of now the next stop for Baby Trump is Chicago.
Bring Baby Trump To Chicago! https://t.co/zZKV7NF18W
— Baby Trump Tour (@babytrumptour) September 24, 2018
The Baby Trump blimp will be in Chicago October 13 at the March To The Polls rally in Grant Park, launching at 9 a.m. Keep a look out. You never know when Baby Trump will make a stop in your city.