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VERIFY: Did Trump Baby balloon appear at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?

Activists inflate a giant balloon depicting US President Donald Trump as an orange baby during a demonstration against Trump's visit to the UK in Parliament Square in London on July 13, 2018. (TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty Images)


Did the 6-foot "Trump Baby" blimp, flown around the world in protest to the U.S. President, make an appearance at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?




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SpongeBob Squarepants, the Grinch and a Nutcracker promenaded the streets of New York City during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, one of the city's largest coordinated events of the year.

But in between the helium-filled Red Poweranger and Elf on a Shelf, some people shared another distinguished character on Twitter.

But did the 6-foot blimp made its way across the pond? Nope.

"No such balloon was planned for or included in the Macy's Parade," a Macy's spokesperson said.

The 2018 Macy's Parade featured 26 balloons, seven smaller "ballonicles," and 31 floats, none of which included Trump Baby, according to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day website.

George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln were the only presidents present at the parade, ala a Mount Rushmore "American Pride" float.

Live video from the event, supports that confirming the Twitter-wielding orange blimp did not make an appearance.

One of the photos circulating was actually taken from Trump Baby's debut at a London protest in July flying over Parliament Square.

Trump Baby was last in New York October 28, during an impeachment rally in Battery Park.

Last week Trump Baby flew over Paris during President Trump's visit to mark 100 years since the ends of Wold War I, according to the balloon's official Twitter page.

We can Verify no, Trump Baby did not wish New York City a happy Thanksgiving.