WASHINGTON — All that goes up, must come down.
And on Tuesday, a woman popped one of the Trump baby blimps used by protesters marching against President Donald Trump’s visit to the U.K., according to the British newspaper The Independent. The balloon, which depicts Trump as a diaper-wearing baby, had been used by anti-Trump protesters to mock the American president.
A video shot by the woman and published by the British tabloid The Sun shows her walking up to the blimp before she bursts it with what police later told the Independent was a “pointed or bladed article.” The woman was not identified by the Independent.
She then shouts, “That’s a disgrace. The president of the United States is the best president ever.”
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Then, she walks away from the blimp and says, “yeah baby,” and adds, “I think Donald Trump’s balloon is not very well.”
Police took the woman into custody afterward and treated her for what appeared to be a wound to her hand. She shouts at the police and accuses them of assaulting her, according to the video.
A police spokesperson told the Independent that “one female has been arrested for being in possession of a pointed or bladed article”.
Trump’s state visit to Britain was met by thousands of demonstrators protesting Trump’s policies on climate change, abortion rights, foreign policy, and other issues.
Trump, for his part, has called the protests “fake news” and said that he saw “thousands of people cheering” and only a “very small” protest.
Contributing: Kim Hjelmgaard, Joshua Bote