What is Baby Trump?
Baby Trump is a 20-foot-high balloon characterizing the petulant and juvenile nature of Donald Trump. The Brits who created the balloon describe him as “a big angry baby with a fragile ego and tiny hands.”
What is the Baby Trump Tour?
The Baby Trump Tour is a national tour of multiple Baby Trump balloons. It’s sponsored by the People’s Motorcade, a grassroots, non-profit organization based in New Jersey, dedicated to protesting Trump and his administration. Inspired by our friends in the UK who created Baby Trump, we decided to bring one to the US for a national tour. Our GoFundMe campaign exceeded our original goal of $4,500 to purchase a balloon and raised nearly $24,000 which allowed us to purchase sextuplets. This means we can expand the number of cities Baby Trump can visit. The tour will continue as long as our Liar-in-Chief is in office.
Why did we create the Baby Trump Tour?
Donald Trump’s attacks on women, immigrants, minorities, religion, children and families, our justice system, intelligence agencies, environment, healthcare, rule of law, and the Constitution itself is unacceptable. His words and actions show him to be the greatest threat to our democracy that we have ever encountered. Baby Trump was designed to hit him in his Achilles’ heel, his ego. It is one way of rejecting him. The Baby Trump Tour, with your help and participation, will deliver that rejection to cities across the country.
How many balloons are there?
There are currently six balloons participating in the Baby Trump Tour.
Why so many?
Our original goal was to raise enough money to bring at least one balloon to the United States. However, based on the incredible response to our GoFundMe campaign we decided it was only right to produce as many as possible. Through their generous donations, the people have spoken. They want babies!
How big are the balloons?
Each balloon is 20’ H x 13’ W and holds just under 1200 cubic feet of gas.
What makes them float?
Helium, the same gas used in birthday balloons. We fill our big Babies with air and just enough helium to make them float. Unlike hydrogen, helium is safe, but very expensive. It can cost up to $1,000 to fully inflate one of our balloons.
How high do they go?
Whether the Babies take flight is up to the event organizer. They can sit on the ground with a minimal amount of helium or elevated by using more helium. A guidance document prepared by our team of experienced balloon handlers will be made available to all adopting parents.
Are they like the balloons I see at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade?
They float in a similar way to those balloons and can be “walked” for short distances. In most cases it is recommended that they be securely moored to the ground. This is a common requirement of the FAA and local authorities.
Where can I see one?
How do I get a Baby Trump Balloon in my city?
We are seeking qualified groups and organizations who can partner with us in the United States. If you’d like to host an event in your city, please complete our Baby Adoption Service form and we’ll get back to you right away.
Are there other ways to help besides hosting an event?
Yes! Even though the Baby Trump Tour is barely off the drawing board, we have been inundated by inquiries from both the media and public. We need passionate people who can help us get these balloons into every city across the nation. If you’d like to help, please fill out our Contact & Help form.
Do you accept donations?
Shipping and handling these balloons isn’t cheap. Neither is helium. Add in location rental, security, and insurance and before you know it, you’re in for a big ticket. You can help us defray these expenses; please fill out our Contact & Help form. All donations will go to event operations. We are not paid protestors.
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— The Babysitters