Making friends and influencing people appears to be President Trump’s specialty. Love him or hate him, you have to react to Trump and you have to form an opinion about him. The president is in London to meet with Theresa May about Brexit, London’s reforms and how they could impact his agenda. Trump protestors – “babysitters” – are here for it:
The blimp depicting President Trump as a baby is flying over the Parliament building on Friday as Trump visits the United Kingdom.
The 20-foot inflatable diaper-clad baby holding a cell phone is being guarded by 16 people in yellow vests who identified themselves as “babysitters” to the Associated Press.
Organizers got the approval from London city officials last week to fly the “Trump baby” over the city during a massive protest scheduled at the same time. A fundraising campaign raised more 20,000 U.K. pounds or $26,400, the AP reported. Kevin Smith is one of the 16 people behind the balloon protest.
“This is what people need to be doing — to come together in their communities to organize and work out how to stand against right wing populism and xenophobia that we’re seeing not just in the U.S. but in Europe,” Smith said.
The organizers of the Trump protest expect to follow the president Scotland and display the blimp as he plays at his Turnberry golf course. Another group created a crop circle with the phrase “F—- Trump” written in Russian along his helicopter path during his visit in Chequers. These are all high-profile moves to garner attention or as the kids would say, “Stunting for the ‘gram.” What people fail to realize is that Trump got elected for a reason. Brexit happened for a reason. The rise of Bernie Sanders’ populist message resonated for a reason. The rise of Bepe Grillo in Italy happened for a reason – the previous politicians’ money-printing and doing the most for their donors and the investor class did not work.
If you really want to understand how Trump’s policies impact the economy and our communities then attend Trump And The Global Economy (“Trump And The GE”) August 8th in Brooklyn. The quarterly speaker series gathers politicians, economists, activists, athletes and entrepreneurs to parse through Trump’s policies. Missouri State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal will be on he panel. Don’t miss.