Progressive Londoners have officially been had.
Just a few days after they were delighted to find their efforts to raise £1,500 to fly a giant “Baby Trump” balloon over London during POTUS’ visit to the UK, conservatives hit back…hard.
In typical conservative fashion, instead of melting down over the incredibly juvenile demonstration, they simply beat the libs at their own game.
They raised ten times more money to fly a “Baby Khan” balloon over the city.
Voice of Europe has the story:
In the first 24 hours of the campaign for the baby Trump balloon, they ‘smashed it’ raising £1,500. Yesterday, the campaign for a baby Khan balloon, to also be flown over Parliament during President Donald J. Trump’s visit to the UK next week, has blown the Trump fund out of the water, blowing past the £10K goal in less than 24 hours.
It shows that the country does not approve of Sadiq Khan’s approval of a balloon mocking President Trump. Normally, the sort of balloon would not be approved, so this is bending rules to allow this.
The counter-campaign for a balloon depiction the London Mayor in a nappy to go up surpassed the £10,000 in a short time as people throughout the country are disgusted and embarrassed by Mr. Khan’s disrespect of the US President. There is also a march on 14 July to WELCOME President Trump in London.
The campaign’s appeal reads: “To have a giant size Sadiq Khan, ‘Baby Khan’ balloon fly over London to demonstrate our unhappiness with him as our Mayor of London.”
It goes on to explain: “In light of the Donald Trump ‘Baby Trump’ balloon being allowed to fly over London during his visit to the UK, let’s get a ‘baby Khan’ one and see if FREE SPEECH applies to all and whether or not Mr Khan and the London Assembly will also approve this.”
Although the UK seems to be trying to turn the British author George Orwell’s 1984 into reality, it also appears that many Brits are pushing back in the same way that Americans did towards the end of Obama’s presidency.
The left can be so tone-deaf to how much they push moderate voters into the arms of the right with their insane rhetoric and obsession with identity politics. And if this fundraising campaign is any indication, bashing Trump isn’t helping the progressive cause in the UK any more than it is in the US.
Which is very good news for freedom-loving Brits and Americans alike! Here’s to liberty in the motherland!
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