Next stop for London Trump Baby blimp: New Jersey – New York Daily News
The Diaper Don may be coming to America.
The 20-foot Trump Baby blimp — which flew over London as the President made his first official visit to the U.K. last week — may soon pay a visit to New Jersey thanks to a determined Garden State activist.
Didier Jimenez-Castro of Hillsborough, N.J., says Trump Baby will fly on, this time over one of the President’s favorite places: the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster.
“We need to get under his skin as much as we can. It’s a great tool to undermine him. He hates it because he has a huge ego,” Jimenez-Castro told the Bridgewater Courier News of the balloon, which depicts the commander-in-chief as a diaper-clad baby with a heavy fake tan, an unflattering sneer and very tiny hands.
To help make his dream a reality, Jimenez-Castro is working with Jim Girvan, chairman of the Branchburg Democratic Party and founder of the grassroots group the People’s Motorcade. The group is known for hosting regular protests in Bedminster.
Together, the two launched a GoFundMe campaign to help raise the cash needed to bring the blimp stateside. It exceeded its $4500 goal.
“Within 22 hours, we reached our goal,” Jimenez-Castro said. “I contacted the manufacturer again and we will have our balloon by mid-August.”
Jimenez-Castro added that while the balloon is a “humorous and funny” protest, it’s also meant to spark important conversations about issues like local elections and voter registration.
The original balloon baby, which flew over Parliament Square as President Trump visited London, was also born from an online fund-raiser.
“Donald Trump is a big, angry baby with a fragile ego and tiny hands,” the fund-raising page read. “When Trump visits the U.K. . . . we want to make sure he knows that all of Britain is looking down on him and laughing at him.”
Trump told the British tabloid The Sun that the looming figure certainly made an impression on him during his time in the capital city.
“I guess when they put out blimps to make me feel unwelcome, no reason for me to go to London,” he said.