Protesters are planning to fly a 20-foot-tall inflatable baby bearing President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump announces new social media network called 'TRUTH Social' Virginia State Police investigating death threat against McAuliffe Meadows hires former deputy AG to represent him in Jan. 6 probe: report MORE’s face during his visit to the United Kingdom next month.
The protest is being planned by Leo Murray, who hopes to ridicule the president by floating the “Trump Baby” blimp over Britain’s parliament during Trump’s first visit to the country since taking office on July 13, NBC News reported.
“Moral outrage has no affect on Trump because he has no shame, he’s immune to it,” the 41-year-old told the publication. “But he has a tremendously fragile ego so ridicule is an effective form of protest."
"So we want to make sure he knows that all of Britain is looking down on him and laughing at him,” Murray continued, further adding that this form of protest is “exactly the kind of non-violent but effective protest” Britain’s officials should be encouraging.
Murray’s Crowdfunder page has already raised approximately $10,607, more than the $6,500 goal that was initially set. But local authorities have not yet given him permission to fly the orange blimp to Parliament.
If he does not get permission, Murray is working on a contingency plan.
Murray said in the description on his crowdsourcing page that the excess money he has raised so far has enabled him to hire a barge “to guarantee that Trump Baby will fly, even if the authorities refuse to let us fly him from Parliament Square Gardens, and we are unable to find another free site in a suitably central location.”