Trump 'baby blimp' flies in Washington state for Pence visit
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A blimp depicting President TrumpDonald John TrumpBusiness, ballots and battling opioids: Why the Universal Postal Union benefits the US Sanders supporters cry foul over Working Families endorsement of Warren California poll: Biden, Sanders lead Democratic field; Harris takes fifth MORE as a baby appeared at a protest in Washington state on Tuesday to coincide with Vice President Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PencePence says it's 'vital' for Congress to pass US-Mexico-Canada trade deal Pence says US is 'locked and loaded' to defend allies Trump awards Yankees legend Mariano Rivera the Medal of Freedom MORE's visit. 

Pence traveled to Spokane, Wash., on Tuesday to headline a campaign event for Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers's (R-Wash.) reelection bid. 


A group of demonstrators took to the streets earlier in the day with the inflatable "baby blimp" to protest his visit, according to KXLY, a local news station. 

It was previously reported that the blimp was being flown on behalf of Backbone Campaign, which is a local Democratic-aligned group supporting the Rodgers's Democratic opponent, Lisa Brown, according to the group's Facebook page.

The balloon was reportedly made in the United Kingdom and is a replica of the one that first flew in London during mass protests that greeted President Trump's visit earlier this year. 

Replicas of the Trump "baby blimp" have been transferred to different protests around the world since. A version was flown in West Palm Beach, Fla., in September at a rally that advocated for increased federal aid to Hurricane Maria victims in Puerto Rico. 

The blimp, a 20-foot, inflatable construct depicting a diaper-clad baby, is also expected to be flown during Trump's visit to Ireland in November. 

The balloon that is being used for the Spokane protest arrived in the city after making stops in New Jersey, Chicago and Los Angeles, according to the The Spokesman-Review.