Donald Trump Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame Defaced Again
Donald Trump star along the Hollywood Walk of Fame has again been defaced by protesters over the weekend.
The president’s marker, located at Hollywood Boulevard and North Highland Avenue, first had messages written on it before being completely spray-painted black with “BLM” or Black Lives Matter inscribed below, according to multiple social media posts.
Los Angeles police revealed on Monday they were unaware of the vandalism; there had been zero complaints reported, The Hollywood Reporter reports.
Since his 2016 election, Trump’s star has been vandalized a handful of times and completely destroyed twice. Both times it was destroyed, the perpetrators were charged.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has already said a number of times the star will never be removed as the Walk of Fame is a historical landmark. Each time it is vandalized or destroyed, it is quickly repaired/replaced.
Trump has been bombarded with criticism over his handling of the nationwide protests in the wake of the May 25 killing of George Floyd. Trump faced backlash both for threatening to deploy the military to states he deemed too soft of demonstrations and for using force to remove a group of peaceful protesters in D.C. for a photo-op outside a church.
Most recently, Trump questioned Roger Goodell after the NFL commissioner apologized for the league’s response to peaceful protests by players, namely kneeling during the national anthem.