Trump baby protest blimp enters Museum of London collection

  • Trump baby protest blimp enters Museum of London collection

Trump baby protest blimp enters Museum of London collection

The Museum of London will soon have a new display that acknowledges the Trump presidency - and its controversy. The towering Baby Trump protest balloon was knifed and deflated by someone unhappy with its appearance during Trump's trip to Alabama, organizers said.

A giant blimp depicting Donald Trump as a diaper-clad baby, which followed the outgoing U.S. President on his visits to London and symbolized worldwide opposition to his administration, has secured its place in history after being acquired by a British museum.

The balloon became famous around the world when London's mayor, Sadiq Khan, whom Trump has frequently denigrated, gave permission for it to fly above the city during his initial visit. Since then, it has followed the President on his trips around the world, appearing in Washington D.C. and at several of Trump's rallies and global tours.

The Museum of London confirmed Monday that the balloon was in its possession.

The Trump Baby Blimp will live on long after its namesake has left the White House.

The Trump Baby will be displayed with the museum's protest collection.

"From the Suffragettes of the early twentieth century to the anti-austerity marches, free speech and Black Lives Matter most recently ― the capital has always been the place to have your say", said Sharon Ament, Museum of London director.

The balloon will join the museum's protest collection, which includes banners, flags and tents belonging to demonstrators through the ages.

The creators of the giant balloon, for their part, said they hoped it would serve as a reminder of the "politics of hate" - and London's fight against it.

It was designed in a pub by a group of friends who wanted to speak out against Trump's policies.

Mr. Trump's presidency will end on Wednesday, January 20, when former Vice President Joe Biden is inaugurated as president and former Senator Kamala Harris is sworn in as vice president.