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Trump baby blimp to go on 'world tour'

The Hill logo The Hill 7/8/2018 Jacqueline Thomsen
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The organizers behind the blimp depicting President Trump as a baby that will fly over London next week during Trump's trip to the city announced that they will now take the blimp on a world tour.

The organizers wrote on a crowdfunding site for the 20-foot-tall balloon that "people have 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!" the organizers wrote. "All the details are still TBC but once little Donald has been run out of Britain in July, we will start to put together an itinerary - so if your community is unlucky enough to be expecting a visit from the orange sex pest, please get in touch after the 14th."

More than £25,400, or about $33,850 had been raised for the blimp as of Saturday evening.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Thursday approved the request to fly the balloon over the city during Trump's trip to the United Kingdom.

"The Mayor supports the right to peaceful protest and understands that this can take many different forms," Khan's office said in a statement.

Leo Murray, who is organizing the protest, told NBC News last month that Trump "has a tremendously fragile ego so ridicule is an effective form of protest."

"So we want to make sure he knows that all of Britain is looking down on him and laughing at him," Murray said.

Trump is scheduled to travel to the United Kingdom next week. His schedule largely diverts him away from London where he will spend only one night, allowing him to avoid protests planned in the city.

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