London Anti-Trump Protest Ridiculed as ‘Baby Blimp’ Disappoints
£30,000 for that?
The widely heralded Trump baby balloon protest in London fell flat as many were left wondering what the organizers had spent £30,000 on.
The Trump baby blimp received endless mainstream media coverage in the run up to Trump’s UK visit, yet was airborne for less than two hours and appeared tiny amidst the London skyline.
Can’t work out which is more pathetic – the size of the Trump balloon or the size of the protests. #TrumpBabyBlimp
Some wondered where the money had gone.
The Trump Effigy is flying high over London, casting long dark shadows and can be seen for miles around, blocking out both The Shard and The Wembley Arch from the skyline. This will finish his Presidency! #TrumpBaby
Within 2 hours, the balloon was being deflated.
Most of the protesters appeared to have no idea as to what they were protesting against.
Signs at Trump protest;
“Why won’t things stop happening?”
“Things Trump says.”
You don’t even know what you are protesting against. #TrumpBabyBlimp
The BBC described the protests as “large scale,” which was somewhat generous.
Move over tank man, a new protest icon is in town.
Move over tank man, a new protest icon is in town. #TrumpBabyBlimp
Others settled for the stunning and brave act of flipping off a helicopter or banging pots and pans in a field.
I think this kind of sums up the Trump visit. Angry, frustrated people giving the finger to a retreating helicopter.
As we highlight in the video below, while tens of thousands are expected to protest Trump in London, the streets were largely empty when actual dictators came to town.