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A giant baby trump balloon flies over the Parliament Square during a demonstration against the visit to the UK by US President Donald Trump on July 13, 2018 in London, England.

A giant baby trump balloon flies over the Parliament Square during a demonstration against the visit to the UK by US President Donald Trump on July 13, 2018 in London, England. (Photo: TF-Images/Getty Images)

'Baby Trump Is Coming to Tuscaloosa!': 12-Hour GoFundMe Signals Alabama Protesters Ready for President

"All extra funds will he donated to the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery," said organizer behind the effort. "Will update once we have a location. He needs a lot a space seeing as he is a big baby."

Eoin Higgins

President Donald Trump's expected appearance at a college football game in Alabama on Saturday will be accented by the mocking "Trump Baby Blimp," local organizers of a planned protest announced Thursday.

Ñic Gulas, one of the main organizers of the effort along with Trace Fayard, announced on Twitter Thursday that a GoFundMe set up for bringing the blimp to the University of Alabama/LSU game in Tuscaloosa had raised enough money overnight. 

"All extra funds will he donated to the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery," tweeted Gulas. "Will update once we have a location. He needs a lot a space seeing as he is a big baby."

As of press time, the fundraiser had raised an additional $2,135 for the Equal Justice Initiative, a non-profit for criminal justice reform in Montgomery.

University of Alabama students attending the game were warned early Wednesday that booing the president could result in having future tickets to games revoked; the university appeared to reverse itself later in the day, however, saying the threat had been taken out of context.

Trump's announcement Monday that he would attend the game was interpreted by many critics as the president searching for a sports event where he wouldn't be booed by the crowd—as happened at both the World Series in Washington on October 27 and a UFC fight in New York on November 2. 

"Desperately searching for a sporting event where his ass won't get booed," said former Deadspin writer Drew Magary. 


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WHO, South Africa Urge Nations to Lift 'Naive' Omicron Travel Bans

"The only thing the prohibition on travel will do is to further damage the economies of the affected countries and undermine their ability to respond to, and recover from, the pandemic."

Brett Wilkins ·


EU Joins Rights Group in Condemning Israel's 'Day of Destruction' of Palestinian Homes

"Demolitions are illegal under international law and significantly undermine the prospects for peace."

Brett Wilkins ·


GOP 'Silence Speaks Volumes,' Says Ilhan Omar as Boebert's Bigotry Goes Unpunished

"Normalizing this bigotry not only endangers my life but the lives of all Muslims. Anti-Muslim bigotry has no place in Congress."

Brett Wilkins ·


Africans Should Be 'Applauded, Not Punished,' Say Advocates Amid Omicron Travel Ban

"What is going on right now is inevitable," said African Union Vaccine Delivery Alliance co-chair Dr. Ayoade Alakija. "It's a result of the world's failure to vaccinate in an equitable, urgent, and speedy manner."

Brett Wilkins ·


Biden Drilling Report Blasted as 'Shocking Capitulation to the Needs of Corporate Polluters'

"Greenlighting more fossil fuel extraction, then pretending it's OK by nudging up royalty rates, is like rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic," said one campaigner.

Jessica Corbett ·

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