The Trump baby blimp, which took flight in London on Tuesday to protest the president’s U.K. visit, was reportedly stabbed by Trump supporter Amy Dalla Mura, also known as “Based Amy.”
In a video posted to Twitter, Mura films herself walking up to the nearly 20-foot-tall orange, inflatable baby blimp and stabs it with a sharp object, prompting shouts from surrounding protesters.
“That’s a disgrace,” Mura shouts. “It’s a national disgrace. The president of the United States is the best president ever!”
Shortly before police arrive, Mura films herself walking away from the blimp, encouraging bystanders around her to take a look at what she’s done.
“I think Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpHead of anti-abortion group promises to spend M during 2020 election cycle Clyburn walks back comments about impeachment Transportation Department seeks to crack down on pipeline protests: report MORE’s balloon is not very well. I think it’s going down rapidly for a reason,” she says.
A spokesman for Trump Baby UK told The Independent that “a woman … punctured the mini Trump baby replica with a sharp object,” adding that “it’s not surprising that the far right would want to meet freedom of expression with violence.”
A Scotland Yard spokesperson told The Independent that “one female has been arrested for being in possession of a pointed or bladed article.”
This video of a woman named “Based Amy” stabbing the Trump baby balloon is the most British thing you can imagine. She even does an Austin Powers “Yeah, baby!” https://t.co/r1QmoZ3BeC
— Will Sommer (@willsommer) June 4, 2019
Infamous far-right troll Amy Dalla Mura, who goes by “Based Amy,” stabbed the Trump baby today but also appears to have nicked herself on her own knife. She was arrested immediately afterwards.https://t.co/ouA5C25az4 pic.twitter.com/fmDFTSYXnK
— Ryan Broderick (@broderick) June 4, 2019
Based Amy also made headlines in 2007 when she reportedly cost rescue services more than 1 million pounds by staging at least 50 “cries for help” and throwing herself in the sea around Britain’s coast, BBC News reported. Mura was reportedly banned from being within 50 meters of the sea surrounding the British coast.