Donald Trump’s most anticipated London visit on July 13 will be shared with another big attraction.
The six-meter high orange, inflatable baby with a malevolent face and tiny hands - a reproduction of the US President Donald Trump.
A crowdfunded campaign raised enough money for the project to became real, a total of Dh136,000 (£27,958) with more than 1773 supporters.
The official page for the crowdfunded project announced a new stretch target: Trump Baby World Tour
“BUT people have been SO generous and supportive that we now have WAY more money than we can sensibly spend just on Trump's UK visit in July! So - Trump Baby is going on World Tour!” announced the crowdfunded page. All the details still to be communicated regarding the plan of his own baby balloon to follow him in his worldwide tour.
“We now plan to keep this crowdfunder rolling so that we can cover the shipping and helium costs to get #TrumpBaby to follow little Donald around the world, haunting his diplomatic engagements wherever he goes! #TrumpBaby can become a permanent feature of this dreadful Presidency, a constant, unmissable reminder of the contempt with which this embarrassment of a man is held by everyone outside of his deranged, bigoted base.” Statement the crowdfunded page.
Recently Sadiq Khan, London Mayor has given his permission for a giant balloon of Donald Trump to be flown over Westminster by protesters during the US President’s official visit to London. Sadiq Khan has described the balloon as a symbol of “peaceful protest”.
Donald Trump as a balloon
On The Cover | ‘‘Like all celebratory balloons released into the wild, tangling in trees, choking fish, snaring birds, the Trump balloon on the cover will eventually lose its hot air, drifting to earth, where it will continue polluting the American landscape.’’ Leah Pileggi, PittsburghCreditCover photograph by Jamie Chung. Cover illustration by Stanley Chow. Source: New York Times Magazine
On October 4, 2015 the New York Times Magazine illustrated a cover with Donald Trump as a balloon. With Donald Trump’s rapid rise in the Republican race, it’s clear to see how this cover was appropriately timed.
“Very early on, in a discussion with our editors, the idea of the helium balloon came up. The thing I loved about the balloon idea was that the medium of the portrait would do a good amount of the work for us. Just portraying Trump as a balloon already said a lot. We discussed having the balloon floating over Trump Tower, but decided we didn’t need another layer. It was better as a pure idea with a simple execution” explains NYT Design Director Gail Bichler, in the interview for the Society for News Design.