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Protesters gather around 'Baby Trump' balloon in downtown Lexington ahead of presidential visit

An inflatable 'Baby Trump' is in downtown Lexington ahead of President Donald Trump's visit....
An inflatable 'Baby Trump' is in downtown Lexington ahead of President Donald Trump's visit. (Nick Oliver/WKYT)(WKYT)
Published: Nov. 4, 2019 at 3:30 PM EST
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Protesters are flying a 'Baby Trump' balloon ahead of President Donald Trump's visit to Lexington.

The inflatable Trump caricature in a diaper is often flown ahead of visits from the President as a rallying symbol for protesters, while many supporters call it a disrespectful way to portray the President.

"It's a big piece of art that travels the world and worth seeing," Morgan Cain said. "It's the freedom of America to say whatever you want to say in the form of art."

The 20-foot-tall balloon arrived in Lexington after a successful online fundraiser brought in $5,000.

Thousands of Trump supporters are in Lexington, as the President is planning to make a last-minute push for Republican Gov. Matt Bevin in Tuesday's election. Bevin is in what polls suggest a close race with Democratic challenger Andy Beshear.

Beshear spent Monday campaigning in portions of western and central Kentucky on the eve of the election.