Today, Trump officials said he will attend the University of Alabama Tigers-Louisiana State University Crimson Tide football game. Alabama sent a message to all of the school’s students via email. Basically, it said they should be seen not heard. That was shameful for an institution of higher learning. Still, someone has found a way to protest powerfully and, yes, silently.
Blowing up the"Trump baby" balloon at Monnish Park in Tuscaloosa. pic.twitter.com/pJXtmK2roi
— Jonathan Sobolewski (@MisterSobo) November 9, 2019
The students had been forwarned, but the warning did not apply to alumnae. This alumnus found a way. Ever wonder how the Big Baby balloon gets to Donald Trump’s events? It has followed him around the world. The giant depiction of an angry infant carrying its cell phone has been one of the strongest forms of protest, thus far. People have been gathering donations for the Big Baby’s transfer to Tuscaloosa event:
”ALRIGHT, LETS (SIC) MAKE THIS HAPPEN! WE NEED $4,000 TO GET BABY TRUMP TO TUSCALOOSA SATURDAY. NEED THIS RAISED IN THE NEXT 36 HOURS. WHAT’S A BIG TUSCALOOSA GAMEDAY WITHOUT A BLIMP OVERHEAD?! GF.ME/U/WIUC85′
By 7:00 a.m. the next morning, they had their money “We did it!! Baby Trump is coming to Tuscaloosa!” Then, they started looking for a spot to set up the balloon. After all, it is a big baby. Organizer Nic Gulas managed the whole transport:
‘WE DID IT!!! BABY TRUMP IS COMING TO TUSCALOOSA! THANKS FOR MAKING THIS ENDEAVOR A THING. ALL EXTRA FUNDS WILL HE DONATED TO THE EQUAL JUSTICE INITIATIVE IN MONTGOMERY. WILL UPDATE ONCE WE HAVE A LOCATION. HE NEEDS A LOT A SPACE SEEING AS HE IS A BIG BABY.’
Alabama alumnus Gulas organized the fundraiser and the balloon’s arrival. He told The Hill that the fundraiser had gone over their goal by $700 Wednesday night. The money kept pouring in and reached $1,045 by 11:00 a.m (CST). This fundraiser will stay open until 5:00 p.m. and donated to the Equal Justice Initiative.
Baby Trump balloon is heading to LSU-Alabama game pic.twitter.com/V3rCRIYou1
— Hear Me Roar (@Stop_Trump20) November 7, 2019
As of 11 a.m. (CST) the fundraiser had exceeded its goal by $1,045. Gulas said:
‘WHEN THE FIRST REPORTS STARTED TO COME OUT MONDAY THAT HE WAS COMING, I HALF JOKING, HALF SERIOUSLY TWEETED THAT I WANTED A TRACK ON ONE OF THE BALLOONS. ONE THING LED TO ANOTHER FROM A FEW OTHER PEOPLE’S HELP AND WE WERE ABLE TO GET IN TOUCH WITH THEM. IT WAS SOMETHING THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE GOT BEHIND, SO WE PUT IT INTO MOTION AND GOT A GREAT RESPONSE FROM A LOT OF PEOPLE.’
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