Man Who Knifed ‘Baby Trump’ Balloon: I Would 'Do It Again’

Chris Miller
November 11, 2019 - 1:50 pm

A Tuscaloosa man faces felony charges of criminal mischief after he slashed a balloon likeness of President Donald Trump as a baby.

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The "Baby Trump" balloon, brought to Trump events by anti-Trump demonstrators, was in Tuscaloosa while the president attended Saturday's football game where LSU beat Alabama 46-41. Police arrested 32-year-old Hoyt Hutchinson after he posted a video claiming he did it and would "do it again if given the opportunity."

Hutchinson has set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for his legal bills. 

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"Hoyt made sure our beloved president didn’t have to see this disrespectful balloon on the streets of Ttown today!!" the page reads.

A video of Hoyt's arrest also appears on the page.

Sporting events have been a mixed bag lately for the president. Mr. Trump was roundly booed and greeted with chants of "Lock him up!" at Game 5 of the World Series at Nationals Park in Washington, DC, and was hit with boos at an MMA event in New York City's Madison Square Garden earlier this month.

The president found a much more approving crowd in Tuscaloosa. He carried Alabama by nearly 28 points in 2016.

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