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.
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.
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."
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:
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.
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!
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.