Plans to fly a giant inflatable depicting Donald Trump as a baby over London during the US president’s visit have sparked an online row.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has given permission for the helium-filled six-metre (19.7ft) high balloon to fly.
Some people on social media have welcomed the blimp protest, while others have described it as “juvenile” and “disrespectful”.
Mr Trump is due to meet Theresa May on 13 July.
Campaigners raised almost £18,000 to pay for the inflatable, which they said reflects Mr Trump’s character as an “angry baby with a fragile ego and tiny hands”.
Republicans Overseas spokesman Drew Liquerman said the blimp was “cringeworthy”, but he doesn’t believe the US president will care about it.
“Frankly it’s embarrassing. It’s embarrassing for the people flying it, for the British residents of London and for people in the UK,” he added.
“I don’t think it will bother him.”
Social media has been split between those who view the blimp as a suitable protest against the president…
And others who have been critical of Mr Khan’s decision to let it go ahead…
However, some have also seen a funnier side to the debate.
The criticism of Sadiq Khan for ordering a baby Trump balloon is a lot of hot air and has been blown up out of all proportion- after all there should be strings attached to the order. 🙃
— rosetta delisle #FBPE #HopeDiesLast #🕷 (@elisled) July 6, 2018