Londoners' Baby Trump Blimp Is Petty in All the Right Ways

Ruben Ruiz
July 11, 2018

The US Embassy has now issued a set of guidelines to US citizens ahead of the mass protests, which include keeping a "low profile" and staying alert if in the proximity of the crowds, as they may "become violent".

He will hold talks with Prime Minister Theresa May, meet the Queen at Windsor Castle and attend a black tie dinner at the home of former World War Two leader Winston Churchill - all outside London. The first Labour Live event has been organised by the Labour Party. Demonstrations against his much-delayed visit are planned across the country, with more than 55,000 expected to hit the streets of London.

Trump is expected to arrive in London Thursday after a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Belgium.

Busloads of protesters will come from across the United Kingdom to London for an early-evening rally at Trafalgar Square on Friday, organisers from umbrella group Together Against Trump said. "So instead of 1000 tiny balloons, we have ordered a half-size Trump Baby created to be filled with air - he's made from thicker plastic so he's a lot less fragile than the big boy - meaning he can join in the protests and knock about with people in the crowds".

On Tuesday, the president described Johnson as a "friend" who had been "very nice to me, very supportive", even though when Trump suggested in 2015 London had police no-go zones, Johnson, then the capital's mayor, quipped he feared going to NY because of "the real risk of meeting Donald Trump".

Hurricane Chris forms; not expected to make US landfall
Big waves from a hurricane are rare in July in Nova Scotia, said Pete Cove, general manager of the East Coast Surf School. The National Weather Service issued a flash-flood watch for Puerto Rico, warning of thunderstorms and wind gusts.

All 12 boys and their soccer coach rescued from Thailand cave
A family member told CNN Monday that they hadn't been told which boys had been pulled out, and who is still trapped in the cave. They and were in good condition in hospital, officials said. "And we will do it faster because we are afraid of the rain".

England's route to the semi-finals at the 2018 World Cup
Picture of the day Man of the moment Harry Maguire , who scored his first worldwide goal against Sweden , takes to the oche. In 2002, 2006 and 2014 they were eliminated in the group stages, and they failed to qualify for the 2010 tournament.

For people more excited to see the blimp than the man, here's where to spot the 'Trump Baby', and when. According to The Guardian, Trump's itinerary will largely keep him away from the capital city. The group was later granted permission by London Lord Mayor Sadiq Khan for the balloon to fly over London during Trump's visit.

Trump is set to arrive in Britain this Thursday, July 12, following North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meetings and as part of a greater tour around Europe, meeting with various different groups and delegates.

Mt Trump refused to endorse Ms May as prime minister and heaped praise on his "friend" Boris Johnson a day after he quit as foreign secretary.

Mr Khan said he supported the decision taken by the Greater London Authority, adding that it was not for him to be a "censor".

Other reports by GizPress

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER