Group reaches goal in hopes to bring ‘Baby Trump’ to Alabama-LSU game

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — A group has met and surpassed their goal to bring the “Baby Trump” balloon that lampoons the president to Tuscaloosa for the Alabama-LSU game this Saturday.

This comes after President Trump confirmed he will be at the game Wednesday at a rally in Monroe, La.

The goal to bring the float costs $4,000 and includes transportation, set up, anchors and staffing. As of 3 p.m. Thursday, the group raised over $6,500.

The balloon is currently in New Jersey and is set to be shipped sometime Friday, according to the group. No word yet on when or where the balloon will be inflated in Tuscaloosa.

The game is set to kick off at 12:30 p.m. right here on CBS47.

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