Fly Trump baby, fly!
You might remember that earlier this week, a huge crowdfunding appeal turned an idea for a Trump baby blimp into glorious orange reality. In fact, if you’ve seen the pictures of it, you’re probably struggling to unsee it right now – in which case, this picture isn’t going to help…
OH SWEET JESUS I’VE JUST SEEN WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE FROM THE INSIDE.
Trump baby had gently floated over every hurdle ahead of his namesake’s visit, save for one. The Mayor’s office was refusing permission, on the grounds that it wasn’t a legitimate protest (to be fair to them, this might be the most unique political caricature in history, so there wasn’t exactly a precedent to follow). However, after a petition which gathered over 10,000 signatures, the Greater London Authority have reversed their position and given the green light for Lil’ Donald to take to the skies on July 13th. Call it a belated Independence Day present, which the Trump baby team have helpfully illustrated for your pleasure:
Seemingly unlike the president himself, there are several constraints on what Trump baby can and can’t do. The helium-filled infant will be in the air for two hours only, from 9:30am to 11:30am – which coincides with the “Stop Trump” march happening at street level. He’ll be tethered to the ground in Parliament Square Gardens, and he won’t be allowed to exceed a height of 30 metres. The Met Police are in charge of the airspace, and they retain the right to veto the flight if they deem it necessary. That isn’t going to stop the half-size version that the Trump baby team have ordered to hover amongst the crowds, though.
A small part of me was hoping it would be like that Friends episode where Underdog gets loose and floats over Manhattan, so that Donald could roam the skies of London forever like a second moon. However, the team behind Trump baby raised so much money during the crowdfunding stage, that they’re planning on taking it on a world tour. So Trump baby could be coming to a city near you very/your nightmares very soon!