Trump's Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame Is Now Rubble

It was basically destroyed, again, by a guy with a pickax
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 25, 2018 10:05 AM CDT
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This photo shows Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame that was vandalized Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
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(Newser) – Vandalism has once again hit President Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. This time, a man who had a pickax hidden in a guitar case almost completely destroyed the star, reducing it to mostly rubble, NBC Los Angeles reports. The suspect left the pickax at the star and reported the incident to police himself, around 3:30am Wednesday, and later turned himself in. Graffiti was later added to the already-destroyed star, CBS Los Angeles reports.

In 2016, a man used a pickax and sledgehammer to deface the star of then-candidate Trump (who received it in 2007 for his role as the Miss Universe producer, Fast Company explained in 2016). It has also been spray-painted, covered with stickers, and had a 6-inch-high wall placed around it to symbolize Trump's proposed border wall. It's not clear when repairs will begin this time around. See the destroyed star here.

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