Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Knife Attack on Baby Trump

The Baby Trump balloon lies deflated after being slashed with a knife during an anti-Trump protest in Alabama, USA. Image credit: Stephanie Taylor/AP 

A towering Baby Trump protest balloon was knifed and deflated by someone unhappy with its appearance during Donald Trump’s Saturday trip to Alabama, USA, organizers said. 

The incident occurred during the president’s (right) visit to watch a University of Alabama football game. The balloon, which is more than 6.1 meters (20 feet) tall, was set up in a nearby park. 

Jim Girvan, the organizer of a group that “adopts” out Baby Trump balloons for protests, said a man charged the balloon with a knife and cut a 2.4-metre (8-foot) gash in the back. 

Girvan said the unidentified man was taken into custody. Tuscaloosa police did not immediately respond to a request for more details. 

Robert Kennedy, a volunteer “baby sitter” who brought the balloon to Tuscaloosa, said the balloon immediately began to sag after it was cut. 

“It is rare to get that kind of anger”, Kennedy said. 

The orange, diaper-clad, cellphone-clutching caricature of the president is often taken to Trump appearances as a way to protest against him. 

Last evening, I was at the KGPA in Jalan Damansara, Kuala Lumpur for the Speakers’ Dream Toastmasters Club meeting. 

I delivered a CC #8 speech titled The Deepest Cut.

It is about self-harm. And my props were a pair of scissors and a fork. 

This speech was for my Competent Communication manual #63. And I was voted Best Project Speaker. 

I also took the additional role of Grammarian.

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