A super-sized balloon depicting President Donald Trump as a screaming baby was 'lightly wounded' after a knife-wielding Trump supporter stabbed the blimp Tuesday afternoon.
Protesters has been using the blimp to mock Trump during the president's three-day state visit to the United Kingdom the last few days. But, the Trump Baby was briefly grounded when a woman walked up to it and popped it using a "pointed or bladed article," The Independent reported, citing a police spokesperson.
Video shot by the woman showed her shouting at the anti-Trump protesters, "That's a disgrace. The president of the United States is the best president ever."
As she walks away, she turns to other people in the crowd saying, "Yeah baby. I think Donald Trump's balloon is not very well."
The woman shows the camera her blood-covered hand, an injury she apparently sustained during the attack.
"I'm bleeding quite badly, though," she admits. The video ends as police take her into custody. She was arrested and police treated her for a cut on her hand.
Despite the attack, it doesn't look like the Trump Baby Blimp will be going anywhere anytime soon. The blimp was only "lightly wounded" by the attack.
Trump's three-day visit has been met by thousands of protesters who are upset over the president's policies on climate change, abortion rights, foreign policy and immigration. Trump has dismissed the protests as "fake news" and that he has see thousands of people cheering for him during the course of his visit.
The three-day trip is aimed at celebrating the "special relationship" between Britain and the United States. Trump is also scheduled to fly to Ireland and France where he will attend bilateral meetings and a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy. The president arrived in Britain on Monday where he was treated to a tour of Westminster Abbey and a lavish dinner hosted by Queen Elizabeth the II at Buckingham Palace.
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