Trump 'baby blimp' flies in Washington state for Pence visit
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A blimp depicting President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump suggests Sotomayor, Ginsburg should have to recuse themselves on 'Trump related' cases Sanders says idea he can't work with Republicans is 'total nonsense' Sanders releases list of how to pay for his proposals MORE as a baby appeared at a protest in Washington state on Tuesday to coincide with Vice President Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceTrump trails Democratic challengers among Catholic voters: poll Sunday shows preview: 2020 candidates look to South Carolina The Democratic nominee won't be democratically chosen 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.