'Trump Baby' Will Greet Donald Trump at Orlando Rally 'To Tell Trump How Many People Hate Him In As Many Places As Possible'

As President Donald Trump arrives at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida to launch his 2020 election campaign on Tuesday night, the U.S. leader is expected to be greeted by a familiar face: his inflatable foe, "Trump Baby."

The Trump Baby blimp, which features the president in diapers and clinging to a smartphone, was originally flown in London in anticipation of an informal visit from the U.S. leader.

Since then, it has come to be a symbol for those who stand against the president and his policies, with the blimp making frequent appearances at a number of high-profile events, including the president's recent state visit to Britain.

Now, it is expected to fly outside Trump's rally at a "Win With Love" counter-protest opposing Trump's campaign and policies expected to take place near the Stonewall Bar on Church Street.

But for those who are wondering how the globetrotting balloon manages to keep up with such a demanding schedule, wonder no more: Tuesday evening's "Trump Baby" will actually be a stunt double.

"There are a bunch of Trump Baby replica balloons," blimp "babysitter" Max Wakefield, who is part of the team that created the original Trump Baby in Britain, told Newsweek.

"I'm assuming they just take a photo of the balloon to the manufacturer and then some of them do quite a good job and then some of them do quite a terrible job," he said. Of some of the better replicas, he said, "one guy who lives in New Jersey made three of them."

"What I can tell you for sure," Wakefield said of the blimp expected to make an appearance in Orlando, "is that it's not our baby Trump balloon that will be there, because it's in a box in the U.K. right now."

The replica that is expected to fly in opposition to Trump's rally was brought to Orlando after a crowdfunding initiative saw $3,500 raised to transport and set up the 20-foot blimp.

Wakefield said that the team behind the original "Trump Baby" were ultimately okay with the fact that so many replicas have been made of their popular blimp, since they "remind Donald Trump of how many people see him, which is angry and childish."

"Ultimately, we've sort of created a monster and you can't control it," he said. "And, ultimately, Trump Baby was to tell Trump just how many people hate him in as many places as possible. So, you know, I guess the more he's aware…the better."

Wakefield said it was nice to know that "there are people, not just in the U.K., but also in the United States, who share values and share opposition to everything [Trump] represents."

The Trump Baby "babysitter" also touched on the Museum of London's bid to obtain Trump Baby for its permanent protest collection, asserting that the blimp was not quite "ready to retire…from active duty."

Trump Baby could become a relic of the past sooner than later—but that will all depend on what happens in 2020.

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A 'Trump Baby' balloon flies over crowds of marchers at Women's March California 2019 in Los Angeles on January 19, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. A 'Trump Baby' balloon is also expected to fly outside President Donald Trump's 2020 election campaign launch in Orlando, Florida on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Rodin Eckenroth/Getty
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