Donald Trump’s Walk Of Fame Star To Be Removed

Leroy Wright
August 7, 2018

The city of West Hollywood approved a proposal to remove President Donald Trump's star from the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, citing recent costly vandalism and recent demonstrations around the star.

Case in point, Donald J. Trump, who was a "celebrity" of little to no distinction when he bought his way onto Hollywood Boulevard in 2007 (real talk: a Walk of Fame star costs $40,000) for his work producing the Miss Universe pageant, or whatever.

It's been vandalized and replaced several times.

The measure does mention the President's own personal conduct, however, citing his past treatment of women; the separation of immigrant families crossing the Mexico-US border; and 'denial of findings from the United States intelligence community regarding Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election'.

The decision comes after The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce had previously stated it would never remove a star over backlash.

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a who's who in the celeb world - as of this year, it now features over 2,600 stars spanning categories of motion pictures, television, radio, recording and live performance/theatre. The resolution specifically cited numerous actions Trump has taken in office as president, including the separation of children from their parents at the border and his actions against climate change regulations.

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At the time, his manager, Don Gibble, told TMZ he had hoped jail would help Weiss get himself on a more productive path. In 2017, he was sentenced to 90 days in prison after being arrested on a methamphetamine charge in Burbank, California.

Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Leron Gubler explained to The Hollywood Reporter: "The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a registered historic landmark".

This combination photo shows Donald Trump, producer of NBC's The Apprentice, posing at a ceremony honoring him with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles in2007, left, and Trump's star after it was vandalized on Wednesday, July 25, 2018.

Clay, of Glendale, California, has been charged with one felony count of vandalism and could face up to three years in jail if he is convicted. In 2016, 53-year-old James Lambert Otis used a jackhammer and pickaxe to desecrate the star.

It's unclear whether Clay has a lawyer.

Otis pleaded no contest to the felony.

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