On July 13, 2018 a GoFundMe page went online created by Didier Jimenez-Castro, who describes himself as an activist from Hillsborough, New Jersey. Jimenez-Castro worked closely with Jim Girvan, the Chair of the Branchburg Democratic Party, and founder of the People’s Motorcade ~ a local grassroots group that holds protests on the road between Trump’s golf course and Bedminster’s Clarence Dillon Public Library, referred to as the “free speech zone” every Saturday in the spring and summer months.
Image via Baby Trump Tour Facebook page
The required $4,500 + was raised within twenty-two hours, allowing for a Trump Baby Balloon to cross the Pond, and be flown above the Trump Bedminister Golf Resort this August.
Trump Baby is the most recent in a series of creative ways artist’s have expressed opinions ~ like the Trump Sculpture placed briefly in Union Square, and the exhibition Peter Saul: Fake News at Mary Boone Gallery last year.
Since Jimenez-Castro and Girvan GoFundMe effort was fully funded, the GoFundMe page will come down soon. However we can follow their future plans, which include quadruplets of Baby Trump! “We’ve gone from a single baby to expecting quadruplets,” organizer Jim Girvan told NJ Advance Media. GoFundMe campaign raised nearly $24,000 allowing for 3 additional balloons, expected to tour the United States.
As an Update on August 15, 2018, we have learned from the sites Twitter page that “We’re having a baby! The first 2 of 6 Baby Trump balloons have arrived in Bedminster, New Jersey! Copied from their Facebook Page…….
“We are now scheduling the Baby Trump Tour to bring him to locations across the country. To start the Tour and answer all your questions, we will soon be going live with our Baby Trump Tour website. In addition, we will be launching the Baby Trump Adoption Service, where you’ll find information on the qualifications for adoption and a visit by one of the Trump Babies. Like every adoption service, prospective parents will be interviewed and vetted to meet the requirements for a good parent. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the announcement by direct message from us.
We have already interviewed potential parents in Palm Beach, Los Angeles, St Louis, Washington, DC and are in preliminary discussions with many others. Let’s talk about bringing one to your city. With your help and participation, we can share these big cry-babies across America sending Donald Trump and his enablers a powerful message for the next two years if he remains in office.”