Beyond Blimps: How Trump’s ‘Crowds Of Well Wishers’ Are Trolling POTUS In London

A giant balloon inflated by activists depicting US President Donald Trump as an orange baby is seen during a demonstration against Trump's visit to the UK in Parliament Square in London on July 13, 2018. - US Preside... A giant balloon inflated by activists depicting US President Donald Trump as an orange baby is seen during a demonstration against Trump's visit to the UK in Parliament Square in London on July 13, 2018. - US President Donald Trump launched an extraordinary attack on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit strategy, plunging the transatlantic "special relationship" to a new low as they prepared to meet Friday on the second day of his tumultuous trip to Britain. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP) (Photo credit should read TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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June 3, 2019 4:01 pm
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President Donald Trump arrived on Monday in London, and it looks like the Brits’ reception isn’t looking any less icy than last year’s.

Trump, of course, will tell you otherwise.

“Tremendous crowds of well wishers and people that love our Country,” Trump tweeted. “Haven’t seen any protests yet, but I’m sure the Fake News will be working hard to find them.”

Well, he could’ve started by simply looking out the window of Air Force 1.

Trump’s first greeting as he was flying into London’s Stanstead airport? A lawn with “OI TRUMP CLIMATE CHANGE IS REAL” mown onto the grass, accompanied by a giant polar bear and a penis.

That greeting reportedly came from 18-year-old Ollie Nancarrow, a student who got his parents’ blessing to use their lawn for his pointed message (Nancarrow runs the Born Eco Twitter account).

Led By Donkeys, an anti-Brexit activist group, welcomed Trump by projecting his low UK approval rating compared to that of Barack Obama onto the Tower of London.

The same group also projected a giant red cap emblazoned with “USS JOHN S. McCAIN” onto Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum.

“Hey @realDonaldTrump, we read the story about the sailors on a US warship being ordered to hide from you because you’re triggered by the name on their hats,” the group tweeted. “Welcome to London!”

And of course, the 20-foot Trump Baby blimp that rose to fame during Trump’s visit last year (and caught POTUS’ ire) is set to make a comeback in Parliament Square on Tuesday morning (4:00 AM ET) during a scheduled protest against Trump.

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