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Donald Trump Baby Blimp Follows President to Argentina for G20 Summit Amid Protests

“Trump Baby” blimp took its first steps before the U.S. leader's visit to the U.K. last summer. Now, the angry diaper-wearing baby awaits President Donald Trump ahead of the G20 summit in Argentina.

Twitter users have uploaded videos of the blimp about to float over Buenos Aires, while several protests are expected to take place throughout the week, particularly from more than 100 left-leaning groups and other organizations, including human rights watchdogs. The rallies will be met by a strong security detail, with 22,000 officers ready to protect as many as 15,000 diplomats gathered in Argentina’s capital city, local news outlet El Clarin reported.

The creation of the blimp stemmed from a crowdfunding petition in June dubbed “Let Trump Baby Fly.” The activists who launched the initiative noted at the time that “Donald Trump is a big, angry baby with a fragile ego,” adding that “He's also a racist demagogue who is a danger to women, immigrants and minorities, and a mortal threat to world peace and the very future of life on earth.” The crowdfunding page said that London Mayor Sadiq Khan had approved its use near the British Parliament, emphasizing that “there are no rules prohibiting inflatables in Parliament Square Gardens, and that an inflatable effigy of a political figure does in fact constitute legitimate protest!”

It is unknown whether the effigy is a replica or if local protesters borrowed it from the U.K. activists, but the Buenos Aires inflatable possesses the same features: an orange hue, tiny hands holding a cellphone, a diaper and Trump’s distinctive hairstyle. Since the launch of the blimp, its organizers pledged to follow Trump: “Wherever little Donald goes, I will be close behind. There is so much good to do, the world needs #TrumpBaby!”

And they have made good on their promise so far. Pictures from its Twitter account show the balloon flying over Paris on November 11, as part of protests against his trip to the city to commenorate the centenary of the end of World War I, The Independent reported. According to the British publication, the U.K. activists loaned it to French protesters.

A pinned tweet shows the blimp hovering over the Place de la Republique: “Liberté, Egalité, Covfefé,” it read. The balloon was supposed to appear in Dublin to coincide with Trump’s planned visit to Ireland in November, The Hill reported last September (the trip was canceled).  

Trump is expected to arrive in Buenos Aires on Thursday evening. Before his visit, the president had already made headlines after canceling a long-awaited sidelines meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, because of tensions between the Kremlin and Ukraine.

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