Towering ‘Baby Trump’ protest balloon slashed, deflated at Alabama appearance

Yolanda Curtis
November 10, 2019

Sessions knows that the only path to winning for him in Alabama - a state Trump won by 28 points in 2016 and where he remains very popular - is to find a way to get back into the President's good graces.

The inflatable figure depicting a baby Donald Trump wearing a diaper, which has been seen at protests around the world, made an appearance in Tuscaloosa.

About a mile away from the Bryant-Denny Stadium where the game was being held, however, Trump protesters were seen flying the infamous Trump Baby balloon. Girvan said the unidentified man was taken into custody.

President Donald Trump caught former Attorney General Jeff Sessions' announcement of a U.S. Senate run on Fox News last night, adding "he said very nice things about me". But given his widespread name recognition, Sessions is expected to become an immediate frontrunner and clear out most of the primary field.

Volunteer Robert Kennedy says the balloon immediately began to sag after it was cut.


There was also plenty of bipartisan grumbling about the long lines to get in to the game due to enhanced security.

The video - titled "Great Job" - shows Sessions praising Trump's job performance and claiming that he didn't write a tell-all book or attack the president after leaving the administration, asserting that doing so would be dishonorable. One woman wore an oversized red MAGA hat and carried a sign saying: "Make BAMA #1 Again".

Trump was also booed while he attended the UFC fight at Madison Square Garden in New York City on November 2.

He knew he was heading to friendlier turf in Alabama, getting out of Washington where talk of impeachment was everywhere.

"The whole [investigation] was very painful for him", Sessions said, "but, as painful and as prolonged as it was, it did clear him of Russian collusion, and I'm certainly glad that finally happened". Alabama's student government association warned students against being disruptive, but said their First Amendment rights would not be muzzled.


"Regardless of your political views, that's pretty cool, having the president at the game", said LSU quarterback Joe Burrow.

Trump sat in a box owned by Jim Wilson, a real estate businessman from Alabama.

"I guess I'd rather go into a Republican primary with the president's support than without it", Senator Kevin Cramer of North Dakota commented.

Trump left in the fourth quarter of LSU's 46-41 win. Clay Higgins, Mike Johnson, Ralph Abraham and Garret Graves; Sen.

"If I'm elected to the Senate, the president will have no more vigorous advocate than Jeff Sessions", Sessions told The Associated Press on Friday.


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