Trump Baby Blimp, 10,000 Coppers Gear Up For President's Arrival In London

  

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Via:  tessylo  •  last year  •  11 comments

Trump Baby Blimp, 10,000 Coppers Gear Up For President's Arrival In London

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Trump Baby Blimp, 10,000 Coppers Gear Up For President's Arrival In London



710c91c0-4b9c-11e7-8912-374be9390b1b_H-1   Mary Papenfuss, HuffPost   Sat, Jun 1 10:43 PM EDT  






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Handlers of the baby blimp that ridicules  Donald Trump  and thousands of police officers are preparing for the arrival of the U.S. president in  London  on Monday for a three-day state visit.

Despite Trump’s   insistence in an interview  with pal  Rupert Murdoch ’s British tabloid The Sun that he is “ really loved ” in the U.K., authorities are gearing up for hundreds of thousands of anti-Trump protesters. Some  10,000 officers — including snipers  backed by helicopters and bomb-sniffing dogs — will be assigned to London to keep the peace during Trump’s visit at a cost of some $32 million, The London Times reported.

London Mayor  Sadiq Khan,  an ardent Trump critic, has granted permission for the high-profile blimp to fly over London the  second day of Trump’s visit , according to the Times. The 20-foot-high blimp portrays Trump as a giant baby in a diaper, holding a cell phone and having a temper tantrum.

In a scathing op-ed piece in The Observer that ran on Saturday, Khan lashed Trump for  supporting white supremacists  and called him “the figurehead of a global far-right movement,” comparing him to 20th-century fascist leaders. It’s “un-British” to “roll out the red carpet” for a president who betrays American ideals of equality, liberty and religious freedom, Khan wrote.

Protesters still await final approval on the blimp from the Metropolitan Police officials, who are expected to decide the matter on Monday. They gave the okay for the blimp when Trump visited the U.K. last July. The Trump blimp is also expected to be featured in Dublin for a  “Stand Up To Trump” protest  during the president’s brief stop in Ireland later in the week, according to the Irish Times.

Sky News created a cheeky video to promote its coverage of Trump’s visit, showing a giant shadow moving across the land, like something out of War of The Worlds. But as the camera pans up, it turns out to be the Trump baby blimp.

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Trump’s itinerary includes a banquet at Buckingham Palace, talks with outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May and a trip to Portsmouth to mark the 75th anniversary of World War II’s D-Day landings in France. On the actual anniversary date ― June 6 ― Trump will participate in ceremonies in France.

During Trump’s 2018 U.K. visit, he  largely avoided London . This time, he’ll spend more time there.

Joining those protesting him will be Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, who is boycotting the state banquet. Corbyn has said that such an honor should not be paid to a president who “rips up vital international treaties, backs climate change denial and uses racist and misogynist rhetoric.”




Trump will be accompanied on the trip by his wife, Melania, as well as his three eldest children and their spouses. 


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Tessylo
1  seeder  Tessylo    last year

Love it!!!!

 
 
 
Tessylo
2  seeder  Tessylo    last year

Despite Trump’s   insistence in an interview  with pal  Rupert Murdoch ’s British tabloid The Sun that he is “ really loved ” in the U.K., authorities are gearing up for hundreds of thousands of anti-Trump protesters. Some  10,000 officers — including snipers  backed by helicopters and bomb-sniffing dogs — will be assigned to London to keep the peace during Trump’s visit at a cost of some $32 million, The London Times reported.

London Mayor  Sadiq Khan,  an ardent Trump critic, has granted permission for the high-profile blimp to fly over London the  second day of Trump’s visit , according to the Times. The 20-foot-high blimp portrays Trump as a giant baby in a diaper, holding a cell phone and having a temper tantrum.

In a scathing op-ed piece in The Observer that ran on Saturday, Khan lashed Trump for  supporting white supremacists  and called him “the figurehead of a global far-right movement,” comparing him to 20th-century fascist leaders. It’s “un-British” to “roll out the red carpet” for a president who betrays American ideals of equality, liberty and religious freedom, Khan wrote.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
3  Ed-NavDoc    last year

U.K. should take care of it's own problems first.

 
 
 
Tessylo
3.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @3    last year

The citizens of the U.K. are doing this protest which is their right.  

 
 
 
MUVA
3.1.1  MUVA  replied to  Tessylo @3.1    last year

Protesting is for children adults go to work and don't have time to protest.

 
 
 
katrix
3.1.2  katrix  replied to  MUVA @3.1.1    last year
adults go to work and don't have time to protest.

Actually, many adults have something called "leave" which allows them to take paid vacation days when they have things they want to do, whether it's going to the beach or protesting.

 
 
 
Tessylo
3.2  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @3    last year

What does that have to do with their protest?

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
3.2.1  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Tessylo @3.2    last year

My statement was self explanatory. They should worry and protest about their own multitude of problems before criticizing  Trump and the U.S.

 
 
 
katrix
3.2.2  katrix  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @3.2.1    last year
They should worry and protest about their own multitude of problems before criticizing  Trump and the U.S.

Why?  Trump criticizes them quite often rather than dealing with his multitude of problems - yet you don't seem to have a problem with that.

 
 
 
Jasper2529
4  Jasper2529    last year
In a stinging editorial, a major U.K. newspaper is calling for the cancellation of President Donald Trump’s state visit to Great Britain.

Too late! The Trumps were warmly and graciously welcomed today by Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, and Camilla at Buckingham Palace and are being honored by the royal family and special invitees at a luncheon and state dinner.  

 
 
 
Tessylo
5  seeder  Tessylo    last year

I couldn't post these as a separate article so enjoy:

People Are Making Tiny Trump Photos To Annoy The President

People Are Making Tiny Trump Photos To Annoy The President

 
 
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