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Earlier this year, in July, we reported that in protest of Donald Trump arriving into the UK and being wined and dined by the Royal Family, Theresa May and other British dignitaries, a blimp of Donald Trump as a baby had been approved by Sadiq Khan to fly over the London Skyline. 

A six-meter high cartoon baby blimp of U.S. President Donald Trump is flown as a protest against his visit, in Parliament Square in London, England, Friday, July 13, 2018. Trump is making his first trip to Britain as president after a tense summit with NATO leaders in Brussels and on the heels of ruptures in British Prime Minister Theresa May’s government because of the crisis over Britain’s exit from the European Union. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

The act of protest was met with resistant as it was seen to be offensive and making fun of the President of United States. 

Discussions about the protests against Trump led to the infamous interview with Ash Sarkar where she argued that she had equally protested Obama AND Trump and that she was ‘literally a communist’.

In a bid to counter Sadiq Khan’s approval to allowing the Trump balloon to be flown over London Yanny Bruere  managed to crowdfund over £60,000 to create a balloon of Sadiq Khan in a yellow bikini.

The Sadiq Khan balloon which was created by Yanny Bruere after he raised £60,000. The 29ft blimp will fly over Westminster this weekend

The problem is, this blimp isn’t protesting Sadiq Khan and his policies. Its protesting the Donald Trump Blimp. Whereas the Trump balloon was making a point about Trump and his child like behaviour, the Khan ballon seems to be veering on the racist and transphobic side. This balloon was produced to embarrass and make fun, because femininity is seen to be so demeaning! This attempt to anger the lefties has failed. Liberals are not reacting in the way that the right wing Trump supporters hoped.

Whats funny about this whole thing, is that Sadiq Khan has actually approved this blimp to fly over the London Skyline. 

A gathering was planned for Saturday morning. Organisers had hoped that many people would turn up to see the release of the balloon. 

https://twitter.com/YannyBruere/status/1031996414946095104

What transpired, was an abysmal turnout of far-right extremists. Perhaps the £60,000 could have been better spent planning a Great British Bake Off viewing party instead.  

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