Trump Baby Finds A New Home At The Museum Of London

Trump Baby Finds A New Home At The Museum Of London
Trump Baby in London
Trump Baby: preserved for posterity. Photo credit: Shutterstock.

In 2018, if you can remember that far back, Trump Baby took to the skies.

The six metre-high blimp was first flown above Parliament Square in 2018 during protests against Trump's state visit to the UK. The brainchild of graphic designer Matt Bonner, the crowdfunder for Trump Baby's first outing smashed through its £5,000 target with ease, to the eventual tune of — drum roll — more than £13,000.

A second set of crowdfunding the year after (for a Trump Baby repeat flight to coincide with the 2019 state visit) took the total to £38,000, divided between six organisations in the UK and USA working to combat the effect of Trump's policies.

Image: Trump Baby

In 2019, the Museum of London expressed an interest in giving Trump Baby a permanent home in its protest collection.

And this week the Museum of London's confirmed that it's now officially in possession of the blimp — expected to be displayed at the Museum's new home in West Smithfield someday.

The Trump Baby team has said: 'While we're pleased that the Trump Baby can now be consigned to history along with the man himself, we're under no illusions that this is the end of the story. We hope the baby's place in the museum will stand as a reminder of when London stood against Trump — but will prompt those who see it to examine how they can continue to fight against the politics of hate.'  

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Last Updated 18 January 2021