‘Baby Trump’ blimp may crash Trump’s self-serving Fourth of July celebration

For the Fourth of July this year, President Donald Trump is planning to hijack the usual celebration of American independence and make the holiday all about himself, according to reports, but his well-laid plans may soon be overshadowed (literally and figuratively) by a floating object.

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On Monday, Code Pink, a women-led grassroots organization working to end U.S. wars and militarism, requested a protest permit from the National Park Service for July 4, the Washington Post reported.

The group intends to bring the famous giant inflatable version of Trump dressed in a diaper to Trump’s Fourth of July festivities.

The “Baby Trump Blimp,” as it is called, features the president as a tangerine-colored, hairy-chested baby wearing nothing but a diaper, while holding a mobile phone.

Code Pink co-director Ariel Gold said the group decided to fight fire with fire when it was learned that the president would try to focus the spotlight on himself for Independence Day:

“We’ve just switched our plans from the military parade to the Fourth of July. We’re appalled that Trump is taking that day to spew his hateful and racist rhetoric . . . and we really hope this gets canceled, too.”

And Code Pink isn’t alone in their disapproval of what Trump has planned for July 4th celebrations on the Mall. Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN), had this to say when details of the White House’s alternate celebration was made public:

“It’s not about any one person, it’s about ‘We, the people. And if the president moves to make this about him, I think he will find the American public disappointed and angered by it.”

ShareBlue Media reports that Trump has even caused the usual fireworks display to be changed:

Trump forced the planners of the fireworks display to relocate in order to accommodate him, and Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser opposes the move because of the logistical and security problems it creates for the city and the celebration.

“This will be painful to manage,” Terrence W. Gainer, a former executive assistant police chief in D.C., told the Post. And Gainer would know, as he was in charge of security concerns for the July 4 fireworks celebration following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

But, hey, it’s all about Trump, and he insists on being the center of attention. Wonder how he’ll feel when he starts to give his speech and sees himself floating overhead wearing a diaper. Safe to say he won’t laugh at himself; he doesn’t have that ability.

Featured Image Via the BBC