The ‘Baby Trump’ blimp was stabbed by a protester shortly before kick-off of the Alabama-LSU game Saturday afternoon, reports ABC 33.
The man who stabbed the balloon at Monnish Park was wearing an Alabama Crimson Tide t-shirt, according to the news station.
The suspect could be heard yelling “Trump 2020” at the organizers of the Donald Trump protest as police led him, handcuffed, into the back of a squad car.
The man was booked into Tuscaloosa County Jail and charged with Criminal Mischief.
The blimp was brought to Louisiana State University Saturday to protest President Donald Trump’s appearence at the game.
Donors used GoFundMe to raise the $4,000 needed to rent the balloon earlier this week.
Nicknamed a “Very Important Protester” by activists, the balloon, which depicts a bright orange Trump donning a diaper secured by safety pins, made its debut last summer during Trump’s trip to the United Kingdom.
The organization that owns the balloon told ABC 33 that the deflation doesn’t make much of a difference to them, “We have 6 [Baby Trump balloons] and will persist to resist the Liar-in-Chief.”
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