Giant Balloon Named ‘Trump Baby’ Will Soon Fly (Liberal Desperation Soars!)

With Pruitt out, the president's successes mounting, and Dems lacking real messages, latest stunt is full of hot air

Now that EPA chief Scott Pruitt has announced his resignation from the Trump administration, liberals seem to be scanning desperately for their next target, all while keeping their favorite bullseye in place: the president himself.

While President Donald Trump takes his message to the people in rallies, speeches and tweets — completely bypassing the mainstream media — liberals still seem stymied by his successes: a booming economy, multiple Supreme Court wins for conservatives, and, perhaps most galling, the admiration and support of so many Americans.

This makes many liberals and progressives look downright petty in comparison. Take the woman who dangerously scaled the base of the Statue of Liberty on July 4 to protest the president’s immigration policies, or the church that locked a replica of the Holy Family in an “ICE detention center.”

On the liberal organizational front, it seems that two GOP moderates are now firmly in liberals’ sights: President Trump hasn’t yet even announced his Supreme Court pick, but advocacy groups are already spending millions on campaigns to pressure Republican lawmakers to oppose his nominee.

One such group, Demand Justice, has launched what is reported to be a $5 million campaign targeting two moderate GOP senators, Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.

Progressive activist Brian Fallon, the leader of Demand Justice and former press secretary for Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential bid, called out these two senators on Twitter: “Sen. @lisamurkowski and @SenatorCollins claim to support a woman’s right to have an abortion. So why won’t they rule out voting for Trump’s anti-choice picks after he said women need to be punished for having one?”

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On the personal side, the petty attacks on the president continue. Amusingly, Australian writer Brigid Delaney blames her physical weakness and inability to open a jar with her bare hands on Trump’s presidential victory. After losing a bet with her gym owner about whether Trump would win America’s highest office back in 2016, she had to pull a heavy sled across her gym.

“I pulled the sled like a human oxen while being filmed and the gym staff cheered,” she wrote in the U.K.’s Guardian. “I did it. But the Trump victory soured my successful show of strength.”

“Yeah, I could pull a pretend sled. But how was that going to help me when the world had been destroyed by nuclear weapons or climate change?” she wrote. Saying she “missed being strong enough to open jars and carry groceries,” she eventually went back to her gym.

Her missives have been shared some 8,000 times.

In another show of silliness and petulance, a giant balloon dubbed the “Trump Baby” will be allowed to fly near Parliament during President Trump’s visit next week, according to CBS News.

The balloon’s flight was approved by London Mayor Sadiq Khan after more than 10,000 people signed a petition and more than 1,000 people raised over $20,000 through a crowdfunding campaign in order to set it aloft.

The diaper-clad “Trump Baby” is almost 20 feet high, has blond hair, and holds a cellphone in its hands.

City officials originally denied the Trump balloon’s flight, but the mayor’s office recently reversed its decision.

“Donald Trump is a big, angry baby with a fragile ego and tiny hands,” the group behind the effort wrote on its crowdfunder page. “Moral outrage is water off a duck’s back to Trump. But he really seems to hate it when people make fun of him.”

City officials originally denied the Trump balloon’s flight, but the mayor’s office recently reversed its decision.

“We didn’t get off to the best start with the mayor’s office over this, who originally told us that they didn’t recognize [the] Trump Baby as [a] legitimate protest,” activist Leo Murray told Sky News.

A spokesperson for the London mayor told Sky News that Khan “supports the right to peaceful protest and understands that this can take many different forms.” The mayor’s operations team gave activists permission to use the square as a “grounding point,” the outlet reports.

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The balloon will be allowed to fly for two hours, starting at 9:30 a.m. local time on July 13, coinciding with both Trump’s visit and a “Stop Trump” march in central London, Sky reports. Police, however, maintain a right to veto the event that day.

President Trump will travel to the United Kingdom on July 13 for a “working visit” with Prime Minister Theresa May. And he’ll be continuing the work of the American people — even if a giant parade balloon floats over his head.

While the comparison may be often used, it remains compelling: One wonders how visceral the outrage would be had conservatives ever dared to treat former President Barack Obama with the same derision and disrespect, day in and day out.

Another realization is just as compelling. They never did.

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