Trump U.K. state visit: Pro-Trump activist stabs “Trump baby” balloon in London

Posted at 5:09 PM, Jun 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-04 19:09:36-04

The president’s trip to the U.K. has been met with protests, and the president has delivered some fiery words of his own.

Anti-Trump protests were planned for Tuesday in London, including a robotic “Trump” sat upon a toilet that will be paraded around the city — along with the infamous “Trump baby” balloon.

Mr. Trump’s spat with London Mayor Sadiq Khan has played out on Twitter. On Monday, the president compared him to one of his arch rivals, Bill de Blasio.

“I don’t think much of him,” the president said of Khan Sunday night. “I think that he’s the twin of de Blasio, except shorter.” Mr. Trump called Khan a “stone cold loser.”

Khan criticized Mr. Trump in 2016 for his views on Islam, calling Mr. Trump “ignorant.” At the time, Mr. Trump responded by questioning Khan’s IQ.

Despite low approval ratings in the U.K., the president tweeted that he thought the media would have to work “hard” to find people demonstrating against his presence in the British capital. Over the past couple days, a handful of demonstrators have popped up in London wearing Mr. Trump’s trademark “MAGA” hats, supporting his visit.

​Pro-Trump activist stabs baby Trump balloon
The infamous balloon depicting President Trump as a giant, diaper-clad baby was stabbed during a protest in London on Tuesday. While many rallied against Mr. Trump’s official state visit to Britain, one supporter stabbed the baby blimp with a sharp object that resulted in its deflation.

She captured the moment on video, telling onlookers, “I think Donald Trump’s balloon is not very well.” She also held up her hand, covered in blood from the incident, before being taken away by police.