A British activist group is trying to get President Trump‘s attention during his UK visit, and they’re betting that insulting his famous ego will do the trick.
The progressive anti-Brexit group Led by Donkeys used a projector to blast the image of former President Barack Obama‘s UK poll numbers next to Trump’s on the front of the Tower of London. The image showed Obama’s approval ratings at 72%, while Trump’s were 21%.
“Hi @realDonaldTrump,” the group wrote in a tweet this Monday. “Just so you know, you’re wildly unpopular here in Britain. SAD! People REALLY don’t like you (though they love @BarackObama). Hope you like seeing your FAILING approval numbers projected onto the Tower of London.”
Hi @realDonaldTrump. Just so you know, you’re wildly unpopular here in Britain. SAD! People REALLY don’t like you (though they love @BarackObama). Hope you like seeing your FAILING approval numbers projected onto the Tower of London. #TrumpUKvisit pic.twitter.com/oT332Fd6fE
— Led By Donkeys (@ByDonkeys) June 3, 2019
The tweet, which included an image of the projection, has gone hugely viral and has been liked and retweeted almost 70,000 times as of this writing.
Trump kicked off his visit to the UK this Monday by dining with Queen Elizabeth II and other members of the Royal Family. During his dinner at Buckingham Palace, Trump praised the Queen as a “great, great woman.” The monarch said that Britain and the United States were “bound by the strength and breadth” of their economic ties. Speaking toTrump, she said “Mr. President, as we look to the future, I’m confident that our common values and shared interests will continue to unite us.”
As The Hill points out, this isn’t the first time Led by Donkey’s has used the art of projection in one of its stunts. This past April, the group projected an “SOS” signal onto the White Cliffs of Dover, calling on people to vote against leaving the European Union.
The poll numbers cited on the Tower of London projection are sourced from the international internet-based market research and data analytics firm YouGov.
Featured image: Led by Donkeys/Twitter