Trump's Star Returns to Hollywood Walk of Fame After Being Smashed by Vandal
President Donald Trump’s star is back on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, less than two months after a man destroyed it with a pickax.
24-year-old Austin Clay pleaded not guilty to felony vandalism for the July 25 incident.
— Ron Bird (@KUTVRon) July 25, 2018
Trump's star -- which he was awarded in 2007 during the height of his “Apprentice” fame -- has been defaced and vandalized numerous times since he announced his presidential run.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which is responsible for the replacement of the star, released a statement from CEO Leron Gubler.
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.
The star on Hollywood Boulevard was recently the scene of a wild brawl between Trump supporters and anti-Trump demonstrators.
In August, the West Hollywood City Council passed a resolution to remove Trump’s star from the Walk of Fame.
The resolution was largely symbolic, as it was simply a request that the Los Angeles City Council and Hollywood Chamber of Commerce remove the marker, which has never been done before.
In May, the city of West Hollywood declared a "Stormy Daniels Day" for the porn star's efforts "to save the Republic."