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"Baby Trump" balloon inflated outside Vice President Pence's hotel

Posted at 11:42 AM, Jul 11, 2019

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Before Vice President Mike Pence made his way to Coronado, he spent the morning at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel.

The Vice President and Second lady stayed there during their San Diego Visit.

A few protestors inflated the now well-known "Baby Trump" outside of the hotel; It's possible the Vice President got a look at the giant balloon.

"We're hoping that the Vice President sees this and sees that there is resistance here in San Diego," says protestor Will Johnson.

The giant balloon was an attention grabber for many who saw it on Park Boulevard.

"I knew he was coming to town, but I didn't know he was staying here," says Kate Permenter.

Permenter is in town for a convention and staying at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel, saying, "So last night people kind of started freaking out."

Outside of the hotel, security checked every car making its way into the garage. Hotel guests say there are dozens of police officers and secret service agents inside of the hotel.

"At every entrance, there are cops just kind of staring at you."

Dozens of officers escorted the motorcade as the Vice President left downtown this morning.

Protestors said there would be another demonstration outside of the hotel at 7 p.m. but "Baby Trump" will not be in attendance.