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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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Poll Shows Majority Oppose Supreme Court's Attack on Fundamental Rights

Fifty-six of respondents said they're now concerned the court will attack marriage equality and the right to obtain contraception.

Julia Conley ·


Global Windfall Profit Tax of 90% Needed to Address 'Catastrophic' Food, Climate Crises: Oxfam

Taxing the excess profits of large corporations within the G7 alone could raise an estimated $430 billion to fight world hunger, deliver vaccines to the entire world, and make a giant dent in the fight to drive down fossil fuel pollution and jumpstart the necessary renewable energy transition.

Jon Queally ·


NATO to Boost Ranks of High-Readiness Forces by 650% to Over 300,000

Anti-war campaigners responded that "this is not the path to peace and will not make the world safer."

Jake Johnson ·


Ilhan Omar Says Plan to Fix Supreme Court Must Include Impeachment Probes

"We need an impeachment investigation into Clarence Thomas' role in the January 6th coup, as well as into Gorsuch, Alito, Barrett, and Kavanaugh's testimony on Roe during their confirmation hearings," said the Minnesota Democrat.

Jake Johnson ·


Right-Wing Justices Should Be Impeached for Lying Under Oath, Says Ocasio-Cortez

"We have a responsibility to protect our democracy," said the New York Democrat. "That includes holding those in power who violate the law accountable."

Kenny Stancil ·

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