West Hollywood will be one of six cities in the United States that will be keeping the hot air inside Donald Trump this weekend as an iconic “Trump Baby” balloon rises over West Hollywood Park.
The balloon protest initiated in London during Trump’s visit to the U.K. in July. The balloon, which depicted Trump as “an angry orange baby” wearing diapers and carrying a mobile phone, was designed by Matt Bonner, who has permitted it to be copied for other demonstrations.
“I guess when they put out blimps to make me feel unwelcome, no reason for me to go to London,” Trump said in an interview at the time with The Sun, a conservative U.K. newspaper owned by Rupert Murdoch.
Donald Trump already has been informed that he’s unwelcome in West Hollywood, a city where more than 60% of voters are registered as Democrats and slightly more than 9% as Republicans. In 2016 then-Mayor Lindsey Horvath announced that Trump would not be welcome in West Hollywood.
West Hollywood Mayor John Duran has confirmed that he’ll be hoisting the balloon with the help of some drag performers.
The Trump Baby will rise in the air at noon on Saturday in West Hollywood Park at 647 N. San Vicente Blvd. and will float over the park until 1:30 p.m. It also will be in the air tomorrow in St. Louis, Mo., Grand Rapids, Mich., Palm Beach, Fla., Wilmington, N.C. and New York City, where an impeachment parade is being held.
The balloon’s California debut was at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Oct. 19. It was floated above the Center during Politicon, an event that features speakers from across the political spectrum.
50% approval rating, according to latest Rasmussen.
What the heck is going on?
These childish, ridiculous, disrespectful antics that West Hollywood perpetuates just makes this city look idiotic.
Love it! By why only 90 minutes? Should have been all afternoon.
Maybe we can give the blimp the key to the city. It deserves to get as warm as a welcome as Stormy.
Is that Friday or Saturday? Story doesn’t say.
Sorry for the confusion. It is occurring at noon today (Saturday).
If you ask my friend Stormy, a date with him isn’t so great. He’s not a great conversationalist and his distinct mushroom apperatice is not at all thrilling.
While this article is not a model of clarity, it does specify 6 cities all on Saturday (tomorrow) will display the blimp. That would be Saturday, October 27, 2018.
Have fun with it. There nothing wrong with being child like once in a while. This is simply a form of non-violent resistance which is the only kind that should exist.
Hoisting the balloon and the balloon itself are as childish as Donald Trump’s behavior. It will be a Children’s Love Fest. Surely someone can inspire better behavior to emulate.
It’s called resistance
A last resort of those with no skills at negotiation, diplomacy or civility. It brings out the ugliest side of everyone even if disguised as humor.
Have you read or heard anything about tRump? Your comment makes no sense.
A specific date would be nice.
If you ask my friend Stormy a date isn’t so great. He’s not a great conversationalist and his distinct mushroom apperatice is not at all thrilling.
While this article is not a model of clarify, it does specify 6 cities all on Saturday (tomorrow) will display the blimp. That would be Saturday October 27, 2018.