A political activist created a GoFundMe campaign to purchase a giant "Trump Baby" balloon to bring to President Donald Trump's golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey.
Didier Jiménez-Castro said the London balloon used to protest the president's recent three-day visit to the United Kingdom inspired him to set up the campaign called “Fund To Bring Baby Trump To America.” The 20-foot tall balloon depicts an angry-faced Trump wearing a diaper and holding a cell phone.
"I saw that as a gift to us in the sense that the balloon is a tool to enable us to go after the president in a humor kind of way," Jiménez-Castro told NJ Advance Media Sunday.
Jiménez-Castro joined forces with People's Motorcade, a group that holds protests at the Trump National Golf Club, and within 22 hours, the GoFundMe had reached its $4,500 goal, according to NJ. More than $8,000 had been raised by Monday afternoon.
He said that about 60 percent of the donations had come from female donors and that he was “really proud of women for leading in this" campaign.
What else did the activist say?
Jiménez-Castro told KYW-TV that he disagrees with Trump's policies on Social Security and immigration.
"The baby Trump is not just a piece of humor, but it is also a symbol of the administration. It's symbolic of the children that are in cages, it's a symbol of racism, and we know that he hates to be ridiculed," he told NJ.
"It's not just going to be anti-Trump, but we will also focus on how we can fix these issues," Jiménez-Castro continued.
Will it be allowed at Trump's golf club?
It's unclear when or if the balloon will be allowed at the golf club where the president often plays.
Either way, the activist is already working on other plans.
“We want to go on a tour. We will definitely bring [the balloon] to Central Park,” Jiménez-Castro said.
Who approved the London balloon?
London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan approved the original balloon which was flown in London July 13 after 10,000 people signed a petition. In Scotland, a similar petition garnered more than 16,000 signatures.