President Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was destroyed again early Wednesday, this time by a man with a pickax.
Los Angeles police officers from the Hollywood division responded to a call at 3:33 a.m. local time, according to CNN. The LAPD said a man turned himself in at the Beverly Hills Police Department on Wednesday morning and was being questioned about the smashing incident.
Why does Donald Trump have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame? Trump was awarded the star in 2007 for his reality TV series, NBC’s The Apprentice. Since his presidential campaign in 2016, the Hollywood star has repeatedly received negative attention. The star was previously smashed by a man with a sledgehammer, who was later charged with felony vandalism.
People have stomped and spit on the Walk of Fame star; others have defaced the star with stickers and graffiti calling the president a racist. A dog even joined in in 2016 and left a pile of poop on the Hollywood star. At the time, the owner tweeted a photo and tagged Trump, writing, “Hey, @realDonaldTrump, my dog hates you.”
KUTV anchor Ron Bird shared a video of the latest rendition of Trump’s shattered Hollywood star on Twitter this morning. The job appears to be the most thorough damage to date.