During the 2016 campaign, a Los Angeles-based artist created a nude painting of then-candidate Donald Trump that imagined him with a small penis. After the work was banned in the U.S., it went on display at a London gallery.
Next came what was billed as an “anatomically correct” nude sculpture of the candidate. The larger-than-life statue was unveiled in New York City’s Central Park before embarking on a five-city tour.
Both of these “works of art” were intended somehow to diminish Trump the man, who went on to win the presidency regardless.
Now as Trump Donald Trump prepares for his first visit as U.S. president to the U.K., protesters are set to unveil their latest effort to troll him. Perhaps hoping that three times is a charm, “the ‘Stop Trump’ coalition has created a huge Donald Trump ‘baby blimp’ that will fly over the capital during his visit with the Queen on Friday,” RealClear Politics reports.
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“Trump Baby is going on World Tour!” the organizers of the blimp wrote on crowdfunder, where they had raised more than $30,000. “One [sic: 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.”
“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,” the post added.
They seem to be confused about who will be looking down on whom, both literally and figuratively.
The question of whether Trump will even acknowledge the presence of the blimp (which, according to MSNBC’s Ari Melber, is intended to demonstrate that even his most loyal advisers think of him as a baby) is hashed out in this Channel4 segment featuring GOP spokesman Drew Liquerman and English journalist Owen Jones.