President Donald Trump claims to be popular and adored across the pond in the United Kingdom. Before traveling there for a work visit earlier this month, Trump said the following:
“They like me a lot in the UK.”
Well, depending on what one defines as “popular” one of those might be accurate, because there was a giant crowd awaiting his arrival.
Hundreds of thousands of people came together and marched down the streets of London, as a means to protest to his visit to Britain.
Of course, amongst the sea of infuriated protestors, creative and coarse signs are one aspect of a protest that could make anyone laugh. Speaking for past political protests in the United States, signs can range from light and laughable to heavy-hitting, but accurate nonetheless.
London followed the same pattern, and did not disappoint.
Here are some of the funniest, most creative signs from the march:
Turns out, folks (read: hundreds of thousands, at least) in the U.K. loathe the controversial, hateful president as much as many Americans.
— Ade Onibada (@SincerelyAde) July 13, 2018
— Gemma Wildig (@Gemma_W1) July 13, 2018
— Emily Nash (@emynash) July 13, 2018
Trump has been illustrated as an orange, a giant gorilla, and an infant:
Although he has been compared to the likes of a giant baby and an orange since his campaign began, a gorilla might be a new one.
— Karen Branagh (@Karen_Branagh) July 12, 2018
— Jennifer Hassan (@GuinnessKebab) July 13, 2018
Londoners touted a giant orange balloon of the president as an orange infant, donning a diaper, and holding a smartphone:
The balloon was a staggering 19-feet, and became a quick attraction and photo op throughout the afternoon. Leo Murray is an activist and served as the brains behind the balloon, saying the following:
“This is a victory. People love it, he hates it, and it’s driven him out of London.”
“Trump Baby” balloon preparing for take off from Parliament Square pic.twitter.com/zlxGK7ylgH
— Ceylan Yeginsu (@CeylanWrites) July 13, 2018
Murray called the ballon a “symbol of resistance” that, along with the flood of frustrated sign-baring protestors, sends a clear-cut message that Trump isn’t welcome over in the U.K. He continued, explaining that something like this is the only way to get through to Trump:
“The only way to get through to him is to get down to his level and talk in a language he understands — one of personal insults.”
Said balloon has inspired a new meme:
— Rogue_ICallBS_Laure (@Lauremari2) July 13, 2018
— Sunny Clapp (@clapp_darlyne) July 13, 2018
Trump was also compared to one of the most evil people of all time:
Several signs depicted him as a more orange, modern version of the dictator and leader of the Nazi Party, Adolf Hitler.
— Cathal Sheerin (@CathalSheerin) July 13, 2018
My protest sign is ready to go, now let's let that weapons grade wank puffin know what we think of him ! wankee go home ! #POTUS #TrumpProtest #TrumpProtests #TrumpLondon #AntiTrump #protest #SlaveNationArt #protesttrump #LondonProtest #londonprotests pic.twitter.com/kBXYsHzX76
— Slave Nation (@SlaveNationArt) July 13, 2018
Local businesses even contributed to the march:
Trump must have appreciated this thoughtful gesture. Think of it as a sort of welcome-present from the people of Britain!
— The Hummingbird (@SaysHummingbird) July 12, 2018
So, as far as being well-liked in the U.K…
Hope that these signs, giant balloon of him as a naked orange infant, and massive crowd of people who can’t stand him clears a few things up.