The Trump Baby Blimp was designed by a group of friends who met in a London pub to discuss how they could speak out against the president’s policies.
The Trump Baby Blimp will live long after its namesake leaves the White House.
The Museum of London said on Monday it had added the giant balloon, which depicts Donald Trump as a howling orange baby, to its collection to illustrate the protests that greeted the US president during his visit to the city in 2018.
“By collecting the baby airship, we can mark the wave of feelings that swept through the city that day and capture a special moment of resistance,” Sharon Ament, director of the museum, said in a statement.
The airship will be part of the museum’s protest collection, which includes items from the women’s suffrage movement, peace activists who opposed the war in Iraq in the early 2000s, and more recent protests against them. cuts in public spending.
The Trump Baby Blimp was designed by a group of friends who met in a London pub to discuss how they could speak out against Trump’s policies. What they invented was a giant balloon that caricatured Trump as a screaming, diaper baby clutching a smartphone and topped with a puff of yellow hair.
The airship flew past the Houses of Parliament on July 13, 2018, when thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of central London to protest Trump’s visit to the capital.
“We hope the baby’s place in the museum serves as a reminder of when London opposed Trump, but inspires those who see him to consider how they can continue the fight against hate politics,” the airship’s creators said in the report. communicated. .