WELL, who thought a giant baby blimp could cause such a bother.

Trump's big pal Piers Morgan clashed with London Mayor Sadiq Kahn calling him a "free speech hypocrite" and his other best friend Nigel Farage said it's the biggest insult to a sitting US president ever.

Over the years, a pre-President Donald Trump hardly afforded the previous incumbent the respect he feels the position deserves - going as far as to demand proof of Barack Obama's birthplace.

"And I'll tell you what, I brought it up just routinely and all of a sudden, a lot of facts are emerging, and I'm starting to wonder myself whether or not he was born in this country," he said in 2011.

In our black and white world of left-leaners and alt-righters and who is the bigger cry baby snowflake, the protest and the reaction to it boils down to whether we support the right to protest.

When discussing the Trump visit/protest, I think we need to separate the office of the president and the president in the office.

Yes, of course, the role should be respected but I think that would be much easier to do if the President respected it himself.

This is a man who routinely belittles rivals and opponents, cries fake news at any sign of criticism and mocks disabled reporters. It helps to be respectful if you want to be respected.

If the public want to pull together and crowdfund for a giant nappy-wearing Trump, whether everybody else agrees with it or not, then they should be allowed to.

If Trump supporters want to source a counter-blimp, they should be allowed to.

If the public want to shout and scream and rant and rave, hold up signs, fly flags, twirl banners, chant or sign petitions on whatever cause they want to. They should be allowed to.

It's far too easy, I'm sure I've been guilty of it in the past, to quickly denounce something you don't agree with and with it someone else's right to protest that.

But we can never start dictating, and I use dictating purposefully here, who and what we can and cannot protest. We are diving down a slippery slope if we do.

Don't take the advice of similarly Trump-tanned, similarly Trump-haired Lichfield MP Michael Fabricant who urged the American Embassy to use a marine to shoot down the blimp.