Baby Trump balloon set to join protests in Ireland for US president's visit

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Baby Trump balloon set to join protests in Ireland for US president's visit

A giant balloon depicting Donald Trump as an angry baby is set to head over to Ireland to join protests planned for the US president’s in November.

The White House confirmed Mr Trump’s visit on Friday, triggering preparations by Irish activists for “large scale public demonstrations” against the divisive figure.

British campaigners behind the baby balloon protest said the Irish trip was “an excell ent opportunity” to troll Mr Trump again.

The six-metre high blimp â€" which shows the US president wearing a nappy and holding a smartphone â€" was first seen at anti-Trump protests in London while the president was in the UK for talks with Prime Minister Theresa May.

“We’d love to take the Trump baby over to Ireland for the president’s visit,” Kevin Smith, one of the organisers, told The Independent.

“When we passed our original crowd-funding target, we said we’d use the excess money to take the Trump baby wherever we could to globally troll Donald, and so this would be an excellent opportunity.

Mr Smith added: “We’ve been so inspired by all the people in the streets in Ireland that have been fighting for things like gay marriage and abortion rights, so we’re presuming there’s going to be a massive show of resistance to Trump’s politics of hate and division and it would be an honour for the Trump baby to be part of that.”

The best anti-Trump placards from the London protests

14 show all The best anti-Trump placards from the London protests

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Sometimes simplicity works best.

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There’s no place for Trump's other policies in our society. Harriet Hall

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Many were quick to point out that in the UK, Trump means 'fart'. Harriet Hall

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Time for a break-up? Harriet Hall

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Some people were looking out for The Queen Harriet Hall

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There's a Mean Girl's quote for every occasion Harriet Hall

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There were a lot of hair references at the march toupée. Sorry, today. Harriet Hall

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Frack off.

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Try and read this out without singing it... Harriet Hall

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A message all Brits will understand. Harriet Hall

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Simple, and to the point Harriet Hall

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We don't entirely understand this one, but we do rather like it Harriet Hall

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The Inbetweeners sends a hilariously petulant message Harriet Hall

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Never underestimate Cher Horowitz Harriet Hall

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Sometimes simplicity works best.

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There’s no place for Trump's other policies in our society. Harriet Hall

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Many were quick to point out that in the UK, Trump means 'fart'. Harriet Hall

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Time for a break-up? Ha rriet Hall

5/14

Some people were looking out for The Queen Harriet Hall

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There's a Mean Girl's quote for every occasion Harriet Hall

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There were a lot of hair references at the march toupée. Sorry, today. Harriet Hall

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Frack off.

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Try and read this out without singing it... Harriet Hall

10/14

A message all Brits will understand. Harriet Hall

11/14

Simple, and to the point Harriet Hall

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We don't entirely understand this one, but we do rather like it Harri et Hall

13/14

The Inbetweeners sends a hilariously petulant message Harriet Hall

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Never underestimate Cher Horowitz Harriet Hall

Earlier on Satruday, the Green Party in Ireland revealed details of a “Not Welcome in Ireland!” protest in Dublin on 10 November.

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan urged people to “show their disgust and rejection of the Trump administration’s policies… in large-scale mass protest around the country.”

The Irish Labour leader Brendan Howlin said his own party would “join with likeminded people to oppose this visit”.

Mr Trump is expected to make the trip to Ireland either just before or just after his visit to Paris to take part in Armistice Day commemorations, marking the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

Ireland’s prime minister Leo Varadk ar made the invitation on his visit to the White House in March.

Source: Google News Ireland | Netizen 24 Ireland

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