GoFundMe Campaign Raises Tens of Thousands for Man Who Stabbed ‘Baby Trump’ Balloon

Sputnik International 1 day ago

A GoFundMe campaign raised over $30,000 to benefit Hoyt Hutchinson, a man who recently stabbed one of the notorious “Baby Trump” balloons “beyond repair,” according to The Hill.

The initial target of the ‘Free Hoyt’ campaign was $6,000, but has raised five times as much. The cash will go to pay Hutchinson’s “legal fees and restitutions.”

Speaking in a video uploaded online, Hutchinson pledged to donate whatever might be left to the Republican Party.

Hutchinson made headlines Saturday after using a knife to stab a Baby Trump balloon displayed by demonstrators in Tuscaloosa, Florida, to protest the president’s appearance at a college football game. The vandal was arrested and charged with felony first degree criminal mischief after attempting to flee the scene, according to The Hill.

Hoyt was released from custody on a $2,500 bond, the Tuscaloosa Police Department said.

The balloon characterization of the US president appears to be one of several copies of the original Baby Trump balloon made in the UK ahead of Trump’s 2018 visit to London. Since then, US protesters have acquired permission to copy the blimp’s design, and conducted a GoFundMe campaign of their own, vastly exceeding the target of $4,500, which allowed for the purchase of six copies, available for “adoption” by different protest groups across the US. The US copies use the exact same diaper/cellphone design of the original UK balloons.

Source link
Read also:
Newsweek › 1 day ago
As of Sunday afternoon, Hoyt Hutchinson's GoFundMe page had raised over $32,500 from roughly 1,400 donors, an amount that exceeded its $6,000 goal.
The Inquisitr › 2 days ago
A man named Hoyt Hutchinson was arrested after stabbing an 8-foot hole into the “Baby Trump” balloon outside the Alabama-LSU game on Saturday. The balloon was created by a critic of Donald Trump and followed the president around the world to be...
New York Post › 1 day ago
Supporters of a man who knifed and deflated a diaper-clad “Baby Trump” balloon so the president would not see it during his visit to watch a University of Alabama football game have raised almost $40,000 to pay his legal fees. A GoFundMe page...
Business Insider › Politics › 2 days ago
A man was arrested for slashing a balloon that bears a cartoon resemblance to President Donald Trump. The "Baby Trump" balloon is a diaper-clad figure of the president that has appeared at numerous protests in the past. Organizers who lend out the...
The Sun › 1 week ago
A MUM accused of murdering her baby has been blasted for being “manipulative” for her GoFundMe account for the tot’s funeral netting her thousands of dollars. Victoria Jackson, 24, allegedly confessed to a friend that she had smothered her baby...
Raw Story › 23 hours ago
A man who allegedly stabbed a balloon figure protesting President Donald Trump says that he was fighting “evil.” Over the weekend, 32-year-old Hoyt Deau Hutchinson was charged with felony first degree criminal mischief after he was seen slashing a...
Fox News › 2 days ago
A man was taken into custody after he stabbed a Baby Trump balloon on display as protest to Trump’s attendance at the Alabama-LSU game.
New York Post › 2 days ago
A man was charged with knifing and deflating the “Baby Trump” balloon that was stationed near the University of Alabama football game in protest of President Trump’s Saturday visit. Hoyt Deau Hutchinson, 32, allegedly cut an 8-foot-long gash into...
Breitbart › Incident › 1 day ago
Trump supporters have donated over $38,000 to help a man accused of slashing a "Baby Trump" balloon often used at protests around the world.
Evening Standard › 2 days ago
A towering "Baby Trump" protest balloon has been knifed and deflated by someone unhappy with its appearance as Donald Trump visited Alabama.
Sign In

Sign in to follow sources and tags you love, and get personalized stories.

Continue with Google