Sadiq Khan has approved this giant ‘Trump baby’ blimp for the president’s visit
This is such a gloriously petty move - and we love it
Of Donald Trump’s many beefs, one of the ugliest and most public has been with the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.
It all stems back to 2015 when Khan condemned candidate Trump’s Muslim travel ban proposal. Trump hit back and things got so heated that in 2016, Trump even challenged Khan to an IQ test, which in my opinion he should have definitely taken him up on. How amazingly hilarious it would have been to see Trump humiliated on TV like that.
The row then heated up again when Trump accused the Mayor of having a ‘pathetic’ response to the London Bridge terror attack.
But Khan looks like he’ll be getting some small, gloriously petty revenge after he approved a giant ‘angry Trump baby’ blimp to be flown over the streets of London during Donald Trump’s visit to the UK next week.
The mayor’s Greater London Authority approved a request for the flight after thousands signed a petition and a crowdfunding campaign raised more than £16,000 for the six-metre inflatable.
And a spokesperson for the Mayor of London said: “The Mayor supports the right to peaceful protest and understands that this can take many different forms.
“His city operations team have met with the organisers and have given them permission to use Parliament Square Garden as a grounding point for the blimp.”
On their crowdfunder page, the organisers of the protest added: “Donald Trump is a big, angry baby with a fragile ego and tiny hands.
“He’s also racist demagogue who is a danger to women, immigrants and minorities and a mortal threat to world peace and the very future of life on earth. Moral outrage is water off a duck’s back to Trump. But he really seems to hate it when people make fun of him.
“So when Trump visits the UK on Friday the 13th of July this year, we want to make sure he knows that all of Britain is looking down on him and laughing at him. That’s why a group of us have chipped in and raised enough money to have a 6 meter high blimp made by a professional inflatables company, to be flown in the skies over Parliament Square during Trump’s visit.”
Mass protests are expected during the presidential visit on 13 July, when Trump will visit Theresa May and the Queen.
(Images: Trump Baby crowdfunder / Getty)