The balloon has followed Trump on several of his international trips. Credit: Getty Images
It will now be displayed in the Museum of London alongside other remnants of public protests in the British capital, the institution announced on the eve of Trump’s departure from the Oval Office.
“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 the fight against the politics of hate,” the team behind the blimp said.
“This large inflatable was just a tiny part of a global movement — a movement that was led by the marginalised people whose Trump’s politics most endangered,” the blimp’s creators added in a statement.
“London has always been an open, ever-evolving polyglot city. A haven for knowledge, tradition and controversy and over thousands of years we have played host to many a historic protest,” said Museum of London Director Sharon Ament.
“By collecting the baby blimp we can mark the wave of feeling that washed over the city that day and capture a particular moment of resistance — a feeling still relevant today as we live through these exceptionally challenging times — that ultimately shows Londoners banding together in the face of extreme adversity,” she added.