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Giant Donald Trump Baby Balloon Has Been Pulled Down

Giant Donald Trump Baby Balloon Has Been Pulled Down

The balloon is now being deflated, but its owners say this might not be the last we see of it

Claire Reid

Claire Reid

The giant baby Trump balloon is down and is set to be deflated; there's a sentence I never thought I'd write.

The balloon was launched above London earlier today in honour of the President's visit to the UK. Naturally not everyone was happy about it, with some blasting the move as 'childish' and 'disrespectful', however others thought it was a very British protest.

Wherever you sit on the giant baby Trump balloon debate, the balloon has since been pulled back down to Earth and is being deflated as we speak.

But it looks like it might not be the last we see of the massive bag of hot-air.


One of the balloon's creators Max told Chris York from the HuffPost: "We are going to do our very best to accept the invitation of many people up in Scotland and set him up right next to Trump's golf course.

"Someone set up a petition yesterday morning and it's already got 10,000 signatures."


Trump previously said the huge balloon had made him feel 'unwelcome', which I think may have been the creators' intention, mate.

Once it had taken to the skies the blimp was actually a kind of amazing sight.

Another organiser, called Murray, told CNN: "I feel like once we got to the point where we have a head of state who is suspending due process for some of the world's most vulnerable people and snatching babies from their parents at the border and locking them in cages - at that point I don't think we need to be civil to this man."

Adding: "It's about lifting the spirits of the nation and it's already doing that, you know. It's just putting smiles on the faces of people who had started to despair about the state of politics."

But despite saying it made him feel 'unwelcome', chairwoman of Republican Overseas UK, Sarah Elliott, told CNN the Pres wouldn't be bothered.


"I think whenever his detractors go after him, it makes him double down and it actually encourages him to keep going and prove everybody wrong," she said.

"So I think that's the effect the balloon will have."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: uk news, Donald Trump, politics