- Title: 'Baby Trump' blimp flies high despite cancelled Denmark trip
- Date: 2nd September 2019
- Summary: COPENHAGEN, DENMARK (SEPTEMBER 2, 2019) (REUTERS) NOZZLE FILLING BLIMP DEPICTING U.S. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP AS A NAPPY-WEARING BABY WITH AIR VARIOUS OF 'TRUMP STEWARDS' HELPING TO INFLATE BLIMP HALF INFLATED BLIMP FLYING IN KING'S NEW SQUARE HEAD OF BLIMP 'TRUMP STEWARDS' HOLDING BOTTOM OF BLIMP (SOUNDBITE) (English) 24-YEAR-OLD PROTESTER, MILAS THORHAUGE, SAYING: "When I heard that the 'Baby Trump' could come here and I was asked if I could help, then I thought this is something that I could do. And I think actually, even more importantly when he's not coming here because he could not buy Greenland from the Danish government, it's even more important to show that we - that I as a person and us Danes as a people - we do something, we want to say that it's not cool." TEXTS ON BACK OF OVERALLS READING (English): "TRUMP STEWARD" BLIMP FLYING VARIOUS OF PEOPLE TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS (SOUNDBITE) (English) 63-YEAR-OLD RETIREE, GITTE NIELSEN, SAYING: "I think it's a good way to show something about that person, I call him, because he's most of the time acting like a little baby. When 'ok, I want this and this' and some people said no, 'yes yes yes I want'. Just as a baby." FULLY INFLATED BLIMP FLYING IN SQUARE (SOUNDBITE) (English) 62-YEAR-OLD PROTESTER, PER LIM, SAYING: "I'm here to support the project 'Baby Trump' because I don't like Donald Trump. I think he's the worst thing that could have happened in the United States and I think he's a disgrace for the United States." PEOPLE LOOKING AT BLIMP/ BLIMP FLYING IN SQUARE 'BABY TRUMP' BALLOONS IN FRONT OF BLIMP
- Embargoed: 16th September 2019 13:59
- Keywords: U.S. President Donald Trump blimp balloon cancelled visit Greenland 'Baby Trump'
- Location: COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
- City: COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
- Country: Denmark
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001AUYSH8N
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: A giant inflatable blimp depicting U.S. President Donald Trump as an orange, nappy-wearing baby was inflated in Copenhagen on Monday (September 2), despite the president cancelling his trip to the country two weeks ago.
Trump called off his visit to Denmark, which was due to start on Monday, after Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said the idea of selling Greenland to the United States was absurd.
The six-meter (20-foot) high blimp was inflated at King's New Square in central Copenhagen where it will fly until the evening. It has previously flown in London during Trump's visits there.
Trump had been due to discuss the Arctic in meetings in Copenhagen with Frederiksen and Prime Minister Kim Kielsen of Greenland.
(Production: Mikael Nilsson, Ilze Filks, Rosalind Church)
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