Published: Sat, August 11, 2018
Entertaiment | By Mabel Barber

Fake Donald Trump stars pop up on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Fake Donald Trump stars pop up on Hollywood Walk of Fame

"We thought Trump Derangement Syndrome was a joke, but I'm pretty sure it's real", the artist continued.

The artist added he was motivated by the recent destruction of Trump's star, as well as a vote from the West Hollywood City Council to recommend the removal of the president's star over his statements and alleged treatment toward women.

Dozens of fake Donald Trump stars mysteriously appeared on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, just days after the West Hollywood City Council passed a resolution calling for the president's star to be removed.

A kind of symbolic war played out in Hollywood during the summer of 2018, when some critics and opponents of President Donald Trump turned their attentions to his star on Hollywood Boulevard's Walk of Fame.

One of the artists spoke anonymously to the Hollywood Reporter about how and why they did it.

Trump's real Walk of Fame star has recently gained media attention after a 24-year-old man was charged with one felony count of vandalism after he allegedly destroyed the star with a pickaxe on July 25.

Donald Trumps star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame that was vandalized
Reed Saxon AP

The crew laminated the vinyl stars and placed them on blank squares on the Walk of Fame, though kept them covered until all were secured into place so that onlookers would not know exactly what was happening.

The Hollywood Reporter also notes some of the faux Trump stars have already been peeled up. "A young and anonymous entrepreneur" helped fund the group's objective, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"Not only would the star be destroyed, but it would damage our property", the employee said.

"Take down his star, and we will descend upon you with 30 fresh new stars", the artist group wrote on Twitter in an August 9 post.

Instead of removing the president's star, the Democrat mayor urged Democrats to give up the back-and-forth political attacks and instead focus on practical efforts to take control of the House in the November midterms.

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Ted Lieu (D-Calif.), who has voiced support for impeaching the president, tweeted Friday , "On this I agree with [Trump]". ET, the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX Composite index was down 103.30 points, or 0.63 per cent, at 16,314.92.

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