President Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was destroyed late Tuesday night, after being smashed with a pickaxe.
On Wednesday morning, local news began quickly tweeting out photos of the destroyed star–which was smashed beyond recognition.
Jonathan Gonzalez, a reporter with NBC’s Los Angeles affiliate, explained via Twitter what witnesses were saying about the crime:
“Multiple people—including police—tell me a man walked up with a guitar case and pulled out the pick axe. Then, it’s believed, he called police himself to report it, but left the scene before they got here. Now, he’s nowhere to be found,” Gonzalez wrote.
Trump’s star had previously vandalized in October 2016, shortly before he was elected President of the United States, after being hit repeatedly with a sledgehammer.
But, according to Gonzalez, the latest attack–which fully destroyed the star–takes the case. “We know it’s been vandalized multiple times,” he wrote, “just never on this level.”
But Trump can rest easy: just like they did in 2016, the Hollywood Walk of Fame is expected to prompty replace the star, no matter how much liberals might kick and scream–because they refuse to remove stars once they’ve been placed for any reason.
When responding to a 2015 petition to remove Bill Cosby’s star, Leron Gubler, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce president and CEO, explained, “The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has received inquiries asking whether we are planning to remove the stars of Walk of Famers because of alleged misconduct. The answer is no.”
“The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a registered historic landmark,” he added. “Once a star has been added to the Walk, it is considered a part of the historic fabric of the Hollywood Walk of Fame.”
“Because of this, we have never removed a star from the Walk.”