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G20 summit: Trump baby blimp comes to Buenos Aires, Argentina

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The Trump baby blimp
outsider the Houses of Parliament, London.

Reuters

  • A giant blimp of a baby Donald Trump made the president feel
    very “unwelcome” when he came to London in July, he said.
  • Now it has followed him to join protestors at the G20 summit
    held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Friday and Saturday. 
  • The six-meter blimp was launched in London and has followed
    Trump to Paris and Ireland too.
  • Trump is scheduled to meet world leaders at the two-day
    event, but has already said
    he won’t meet Russian President Vladimir Putin because of the
    situation in Ukraine
    .

A giant baby blimp that President Donald Trump said made him
“feel unwelcome” when it greeted him in London has followed him
to the G20 summit in Argentina.

The six-meter balloon, which hovered 100 feet over the ground
outside parliament in London, welcomed Trump on July 13, but

the president told British newspaper The Sun
: “I guess when
they put out blimps to make me feel unwelcome, no reason for me
to go to London.”

The balloon is now drifting
above the Plaza del Congreso, Buenos Aires
, where the
president landed on Thursday to begin critical talks held as part
of the G20 summit.

It’s right outside the Palace of the Argentine National Congress,
the home of the Argentine legislature. 

Trump is expected to speak with several world leaders,
including President Xi Jinping of China
, at the summit, but
his itinerary has already been streamlined, with Trump tweeting

he was going to cancel a planned head-to-head with Russian
President Vladimir Putin
.

He
wrote
: “Based on the fact that the ships and sailors have not
been returned to Ukraine from Russia, I have decided it would be
best for all parties concerned to cancel my previously scheduled
meeting in Argentina with President Vladimir Putin.”

Trump also forced a scheduled
one-on-one meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

into a “trilateral” with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Trump’s 48-hour visit is reportedly because
he prefers his own bed and likes to keep his routines
.

The blimp also followed Trump to Paris on November 11, where the
president
was due to attend a memorial for soldiers who died in World War
I, but didn’t show up because of bad weather.


trump baby balloon
Demonstrators
float a blimp portraying U.S. President Donald Trump, in
Parliament Square, during the visit by Trump and First Lady
Melania Trump in London, Britain July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Peter
Nicholls

Peter
Nicholls/Reuters


The blip cost $6,390 (£,5,000) to make and was the brainchild of
36-year-old Matt Bonner from London.

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