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Meet The Brits Who Floated A Giant Inflatable Baby Trump Over London's Parliament

The ~special relationship~ is doing well.

Posted on July 13, 2018, at 8:26 a.m. ET

Good morning. Welcome to Britain, where a giant baby President Donald Trump was floated outside parliament.

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The inflatable baby — which is about 20 feet high — was the idea of a bunch anti-fascist art activists.

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They came up with the idea back in December and have spent months crowdfunding and getting permissions from London authorities for today's flight.

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"The difficult area has been getting the permissions," spokesperson Daniel Jones told BuzzFeed News.

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After crowdfunding £16,000 to get the project (literally) off the ground, it appeared that London's mayor, Sadiq Khan, wouldn't let the baby fly. But he relented after 10,000 people signed a petition in favour of the baby.

He’s looking *quite* misshapen at the moment #BabyTrump

"We're using humor to make a serious point and draw attention to the racist, xenophobic policies that are rising in America," Jones explained.

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"It’s a caricature in the vein of British caricature that we’ve had for hundreds of years," Jones said.

“He is a man who is really quite odious in many ways and quite unbelievable that he has managed to make it to the presidency.”

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Max, one of Trump’s babysitting crew, told BuzzFeed News the baby was about “telling Donald Trump that he and his politics are not welcome here”.

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“The baby is an unmistakable sign to Donald Trump for just how the British public sees him — that is a vicious, tempestuous, self-obsessed child.”

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People loved the balloon.

I LOVE THIS ❤ The UK have made it clear that bigotry is never welcome. America is by your side. #TrumpBabyBlimp #TrumpUKVisit #TrumpBaby #TrumpVisitUK https://t.co/JiLEj1D91P

Fabulous scenes in London as people prepare to welcome, in his own words, #MrBrexit, aka #TrumpBaby 👶 It could only be #Friday13th https://t.co/YKhk376fgV

“It’s hilarious and shows British humour at its best, I think,” Sinita, from Stratford in London, told BuzzFeed News.

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“It’s just really funny. Tiny hands, little phone. It’s great,” Jonny, from Bethnal Green, London, said. “We hate Trump but we love America.”

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Everyone hoped that the president himself would see the baby. “What we know about the president is that he’s a social media addict,” Max said.

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“I think he’s going to see it if he’s watching whatever news programme he does after he gets home after a busy day of playing golf in Scotland.”

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Welcome to the UK, Donald Trump!

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