The 20-foot “Trump Baby” blimp that has traveled across the world in protest of President TrumpDonald TrumpOvernight Defense & National Security — Presented by Boeing — Milley warns of 'Sputnik moment' for China WSJ publishes letter from Trump continuing to allege voter fraud in PA Oath Keeper who was at Capitol on Jan. 6 runs for New Jersey State Assembly MORE and his administration will be retired to a British museum as he leaves office.
The massive balloon, depicting the U.S. leader as a diaper-clad baby holding a cell phone, has made appearances at protests in numerous cities over the past several years. It will now be displayed in the Museum of London.
"London has always been an open, ever-evolving polyglot city. A haven for knowledge, tradition and controversy and over thousands of years we have played host to many a historic protest," Museum of London Director Sharon Ament said in a statement Monday.
Ament said that displaying the blimp can help "capture a particular moment of resistance -- a feeling still relevant today as we live through these exceptionally challenging times -- that ultimately shows Londoners banding together in the face of extreme adversity."
The Trump Baby team said they hope the balloon’s place in the museum will serve as “a reminder of the politics of resistance that took place during Trump’s time in office.”
“This large inflatable was just a tiny part of a global movement - a movement that was led by the marginalised people whose Trump’s politics most,” the organizers said.
The balloon will join the Museum of London’s protest collection which comprises objects relating to the Suffrage movement 100 years ago, banners and flags.
The inflatable made its first appearance in London in July 2018, when thousands of protesters took to the street to protest Trump’s presence in the city.
It has since followed Trump across the world during both his domestic and international trips. It was seen in Argentina in 2018 before the president’s appearance at the Group of 20 summit and was popped up in several U.S. cities.
Most recently, it was spotted in Tulsa, Okla., in June 2020 ahead of Trump’s controversial rally scheduled for Juneteeth.