Huge inflatable 'Donald Trump baby' to fly over London during President’s first UK visit

Posted On: 
6th July 2018

A 20ft inflatable depicting Donald Trump as a baby is set to fly over London during the US President’s visit to the UK next week.

Donald Trump will visit the UK for the first time as US President on Friday 13 July
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The giant balloon was created by campaigners who raised £18,000 through crowdfunding to finance the project.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has given permission for the inflatable to fly in the Capital when Mr Trump comes to the UK for the first time since he entered the White House.

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The balloon will be based in Parliament Square and will be aloft for two hours on Friday 13 July.

The project’s founder, Leo Murray, said: "[Mr Trump] really seems to hate it when people make fun of him.

"So when he visits the UK on Friday, 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 six-metre high blimp made by a professional inflatables company, to be flown in the skies over Parliament Square during Trump's visit."

A spokesman for the Mayor of London said he supported the "right to peaceful protest".

However, he faced criticism from former Ukip leader and prominent Trump supporter Nigel Farage, who tweeted: "This is the biggest insult to a sitting US President ever."

Mr Trump is due to arrive in the UK on 12 July after attending the upcoming Nato summit in Brussels. He is due to meet Theresa May the following day.

The US President will then travel to Scotland to play golf with a celebrity at one of his resorts.