Trump Balloon Returns to Flight for Summer State Visit

By Gary Cutlack on at

The Trump balloon that captivated, then ultimately slightly disappointed the nation last year by being a bit smaller than billed, is returning. The creators of the original flying protest piece are vowing to bring back the nappy/diaper-wearing Trump avatar to the skies in time for Mr Effing Orangina's state visit to the UK this summer.

This new balloon protest may include a bigger option too, as the one they paraded about town last year was a bit on the small size in the flesh. This one could, if around £70,000 can be found, take the form of a full hot air balloon build, which would mean it could fly untethered about the place and perhaps cause more trouble and offence with the bonkers US leader. Although winds could destroy plans and flying hot air balloons around cities is serious stuff that may not get past our tame civic authorities.

Member of the Stop Trump Coalition and previous balloon protest co-organiser Asad Rehman said: "We do have the baby blimp – it will fly and we're also thinking about the option of making a bigger baby blimp. Logistics are the only consideration." [Guardian via Londonist]