Everyone prepare yourselves: the Trump brand has officially taken a blow. Specifically, Donald Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star has been smashed to bits by a (presumably) disgruntled voter.
This morning, a man dressed as a city construction worker (who later informed Deadline that his name is Jamie Otis), showed up at Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star carrying a sledgehammer and pickaxe.
At around 5:45 AM, Otis used his tools to smash the star to pieces, while several curious bystanders stood around to watch.
Otis told Deadline that he was attempting to extract the star in order to auction it off and donate the proceeds to the 11 women who have accused Donald Trump of sexual assault … although he ended up doing a much better job of smashing the star to bits than stealing it.
Though police arrived shortly after 6 AM, Otis had already fled the scene.
This is certainly not the first time that public aggression has been directed toward Trump’s star.
In January, someone spray-painted a reverse swastika on the star …
… in June, someone placed a “Mute” tag over the star …
… and in July, a tiny border wall was erected around Trump’s star — a nod to his infamous speeches about “building a wall” between the United States and Mexico.
However, this new vandalism takes these sentiments even further by not only mocking the star, but destroying it altogether.
Trump has yet to react to the destruction of his star (although I’m sure the Twitter rant will be epic), and it’s unclear what the protocol is for repairing the Hollywood Walk of Fame stars — although, according to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce site, touchups to the Walk of Fame typically occur as an entire project, rather than piecemeal repairs.
That said, I’m willing to bet that Trump donates a preposterous sum of money in order to get his star back as soon as possible.
After all, if his fixation on his lost Emmys is any indication, the only things that Trump loves more than winning are all his pretty, pretty trophies.
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