Protesters who flew the Donald Trump baby blimp last year said the inflatable balloon will return this year as well if the public donates £30,000 to help those affected by the president’s policies.
Activists have launched a fundraising appeal for six organisations that have been “pushing back against” his “politics of hate and division”.
The nappy-clad 20ft balloon will make an appearance next month only if donations hit £30,000 by 3 June, the day Trump arrives in the UK for a state visit.
“Last summer Trump Baby took the country by storm, acting as a lightning rod for widespread opposition to the Trump presidency,” Sheila Menon, one of the protesters, was quoted as saying by the Independent. “However, while a powerful symbol, it alone cannot win the fight against Trump’s politics. That’s why we’re asking people to dig deep and help meet this fundraising target and get Trump Baby into our skies once more.”
The money will be split between six organisations — British organisations Jawaab, Sisters Uncut and the UK Student Climate Network and American groups United We Dream, Planned Parenthood and the Sunrise Movement.
Matt Bonner originally designed the blimp to “mock Donald Trump, to give him a taste of his medicine”.
He said: “What we want to do this time is to use the power, the momentum of Trump Baby to help support people on the ground who are fighting against Trump’s policies and Trumpism more generally.”