It was one of the most memorable images from the Trump protests in London and now the baby blimp could be heading to Ireland in November.
With the confirmation over the weekend that President Donald Trump is to visit Ireland in November, plans are already underway to protest the arrival of the US leader to the Emerald Isle.
The President, who owns a golf club in Co Clare that he is expected to visit during his trip, may not be too happy to hear, however, that he will once again be joined on a European excursion by a large blimp caricature of himself as a baby, holding a cell phone with Twitter at the ready.
The balloon was a significant feature at the protests in England in July when London Mayor Sadiq Khan gave permission for it to be flown over British parliament buildings.
Great news - I am coming to inspect my great and very beautiful Atlantic Ocean property, Ireland, in November. The Irish people are very smart, very talented protestors. They love me - I have a 128% approval rating! Absolutely magnificent. https://t.co/c4k5Sb2l3r— Trump Baby (@TrumpBabyUK) September 3, 2018
“We’d love to take the Trump baby over to Ireland for the president’s visit,” organizer Kevin Smith told The Independent.
“When we passed our original crowdfunding target, we said we’d use the excess money to take the Trump baby wherever we could to globally troll Donald, and so this would be an excellent opportunity.
“We've been so inspired by all the people in the streets in Ireland that have been fighting for things like gay marriage and abortion rights.
"We’re presuming there’s going to be a massive show of resistance to Trump’s politics of hate and division and it would be an honor for the Trump baby to be part of that,” he added.
Diplomacy lecturer Dr. Jennifer Cassidy confirmed with Joe.ie that the balloon will be making the short hop across the sea and judging by his reaction to the blimp's appearance in London, we’d say 45 is none too pleased.
People of Ireland,
Its official! The balloon has made direct contact and is answering our nations call! This is not a drill. I repeat: this is not a drill. Trump Baby is coming to Ireland! Thanks to the UK & its citizens for sharing it & making this happen. Let’s fly this thing! pic.twitter.com/oNHwAVPalZ— OxfordDiplomat (@OxfordDiplomat) September 3, 2018
“I guess when they put out blimps to make me feel unwelcome, no reason for me to go to London,” Trump told tabloid English newspaper The Sun.
“I used to love London as a city. I haven’t been there in a long time. But when they make you feel unwelcome, why would I stay there?”
Would you like to see the Trump balloon in Ireland?