New Jersey social worker to bring ‘Trump Baby’ balloon to America

New Jersey social worker to bring ‘Trump Baby’ balloon to America
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[Ed. – Ben Bowles was way too quick in sizing up who held more meaningless protests — the Brits or the Americans.]

The “Trump Baby” blimp that flew over London—and grabbed international headlines during recent protests over Donald Trump‘s visit to the U.K.—is coming stateside.

As soon as Didier Jiminez-Castro of Hillsborough, New Jersey, saw the sensation the 20-foot balloon of a diapered “baby Trump” was causing, he contacted its U.K. manufacturer to create one for launches near the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey—coined, by Trump, his “summer White House.”

On July 13, Jiminez-Castro, a social worker and activist, started a GoFundMe page to crowd-fund the effort. A fundraising goal of $4,500 was met within 22 hours of starting the campaign, he tells NJ.com. As of early Monday afternoon, more than $9,000 had been raised.

Jiminez-Castro tells NJ.com that the balloon “is a tool to enable us to go after the president in a humor kind of way.”

Jiminez-Castro is working with the grassroots group People’s Motorcade, which holds regular protests outside the Bedminster club, to coordinate a balloon launch and protest during a Trump visit, the Motorcade’s Jim Girvan tells PEOPLE.

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