Photos: Trump baby protest blimp to live on in museum after president leaves office

What's Trending
  • The six-meter high cartoon baby blimp of President Trump is flown as a protest against his visit, in Parliament Square in London, England in 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
  • An inflatable Baby Trump balloon towers over protestors during a rally in 2019, in Orlando, Fla.(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
  • Activists inflate a giant balloon depicting US President Donald Trump as an orange baby during a demonstration against Trump's visit to the UK in Parliament Square in London in 2018(Photo by TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images)
  • A six-meter high cartoon baby blimp of U.S. President Donald Trump is flown as a protest against his London visit in 2018. (AP Photo/Robert Stevens)
  • Activists inflate a giant balloon depicting US President Donald Trump as an orange baby during a demonstration against Trump's visit to the UK in Parliament Square in London in 2018(Photo by TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images)
  • The 'Trump Baby' blimp is inflated in Parliament Square in central London as people start to gather to demonstrate against the state visit of President Trump in 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
  • (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, FILE)
  • A giant balloon depicting US President Donald Trump as an orange baby floats next to The Victoria Tower of the Palace of Westminster during a demonstration against Trump's visit to the UK in 2018. (Photo by TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images)

LONDON (AP) — The Trump Baby Blimp will live on long after its namesake has left the White House.

The Museum of London said Monday that it had added the giant balloon, which depicts Donald Trump as a screaming orange baby, to its collection as an illustration of the protests that greeted the U.S. president when he visited the city in 2018.

“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,” Sharon Ament, the museum’s director, said in a statement.

The blimp will become part of the museum’s protest collection, which includes artifacts from the women’s suffrage movement, peace activists who opposed the war in Iraq during the early 2000s, and more recent protests against public spending cuts.

The Trump Baby Blimp was designed by a group of friends who met in a London pub to discuss how they could speak out against Trump’s policies. What they came up with was a giant balloon that caricatured Trump as a screaming, diapered baby clutching a smart phone and topped by a quiff of yellow hair.

The blimp flew outside the Houses of Parliament on July 13, 2018, when thousands of demonstrators crammed the streets of central London to protest Trump’s visit to the capital.

“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 blimp’s creators said in the statement.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories