The president’s star, which the president has received in 2007 for his “Apprentice” fame, has been deliberately destroyed several times since he made an announcement about running for president.
Fortunately, the star will make its way back and will stay on the Walk of Fame.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce CEO, Leron Gubler, issued a statement:
Any star, which is vandalized or destroyed, no matter which honoree it belongs to will be replaced by the Hollywood Historic Trust, a non-profit, non-partisan group. The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a historic landmark which celebrates the professional contributions of the inductees. The stars once installed, are considered part of the historic fabric of the Walk. When people are angry 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 real difference by voting and not destroying public property.
Austin Clay, the man who admitted to destroying the president’s star back in July, previously told TMZ that he had done a “real good act.”
“I just felt really passionate because of what happened with the immigrants and [Trump] stripping children away from their parents, and that just sort of set me off,” Clay said.
The 24-year-old claimed not to have committed the felony vandalism after he was charged for destroying the star on July 25, and he considers the repercussions of the incident are “only positive.”
In early August, West Hollywood Mayor John Duran attempted to push to have Trump’s star permanently removed:
West Hollywood City council unanimously passes resolution asking the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to remove the Donald Trump star on Hollywood Walk of Fame. #horcruxdestroyed #bellicose #belligerent #unAmericanvalues #MakeAmericaintoAmericaAgain
— JohnDuran (@JohnDuran) August 7, 2018
However, only the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has the power to remove a Hollywood star.
“Once a star has been added to the walk, it is considered a part of the historic fabric of the Hollywood Walk of Fame,” Gubler previously said. “Because of this, we have never removed a star from the walk.”