Trump Baby Balloon To Be Forever Preserved By London Museum
The Brits really, really, really don’t like Donald Trump. In December, when it became obvious that Trump was going to be exiting the Oval Office, Madame Tussauds’ London wax museum transitioned his replication from its suit-and-tie outfit to golfing attire, to more accurately reflect his future. It was a not so subtle hint that the United Kingdom was moving on from the Trump era.
His campaign may not have been a hole in one, but @realDonaldTrump is now on course to dedicate more of his time to his favourite sport as #MadameTussaudsLondon re-dresses his figure in golfing attire to reflect his potential 2021 wardrobe 📷 @PA pic.twitter.com/pGUs8jKOnW
— Madame Tussauds London (@MadameTussauds) November 7, 2020
Today, the Museum of London announced that it has acquired the 20-foot-tall Trump baby balloon that flew in protest to his visits to that city and will permanently display it alongside other remnants of public protests in the British capital. It became famous around the world when London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, whom Trump has frequently denigrated, gave permission for it to fly above the city during his initial visit in June 2019. The diaper-clad baby followed Trump around the world and came to symbolize international opposition to his administration. It also has appeared at several rallies in the United States.
The team that created the balloon told CNN: “We hope the baby’s place in the museum will stand as a reminder of when London stood against Trump — but will prompt those who see it to examine how they can continue the fight against the politics of hate.”
Museum of London Director Sharon Ament said, “By collecting the baby blimp we can mark the wave of feeling that washed over the city that day and capture a particular moment of resistance — a feeling still relevant today as we live through these exceptionally challenging times — that ultimately shows Londoners banding together in the face of extreme adversity.”