Donald Trump’s Walk Of Fame Star Destroyed Again By Man With A Pickax
Donald Trump‘s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has once again been victimized. A man with a pickax destroyed it on Wednesday morning, leaving it ruined.
DONALD TRUMP’S WALK OF FAME STAR DESTROYED AGAIN
Los Angeles police Officer Ray Brown spoke with CNN, confirming Trump’s star took a beating. Police have made an arrest on the case: the 24-year-old Austin Clay. While he hasn’t given a motivation for the crime, he’s currently being held on $20,000 bail. Nevertheless, their investigation is ongoing.
A witness named Patricia Cox informed KCAL/KCBS that a man was “going to town” on the Trump star “like it was his business just to be tearing up the ground.” Cox confessed that she believed it was merely “work going on,” not anything more.
President and CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Leron Gubler issued a statement on the matter, saying the Walk of Fame endures as “an institution celebrating the positive contributions of the inductees.” He continues, explaining, “When people are unhappy with one of our honorees, we would hope that they would project their anger in more positive ways than to vandalize a California State landmark. Our democracy is based on respect for the law. People can make a difference by voting and not destroying public property.”
Trump’s star has been targeted by vandals ever since his venture into politics took off, getting defaced with graffiti on at least two occasions. In more destructive acts, Jamie Otis was arrested for damaging the concrete star with a sledgehammer and pickax in October 2016, an act he did out of his desire to help the many women Trump allegedly sexually harassed.