By now, Donald Trump has been no stranger to protesters. And when it comes to his star on the Hollwood Walk of Fame, it is used to vandals coming and showing their displeasure for the president. On Wednesday, July 25 when the sun came up, it was revealed that vandals got the best of Trump’s Walk of Fame star once again. Someone took a pick axe to the star overnight, completely destroying the star that was put in place during 2007 to honor his hit NBC show The Apprentice.
While the star may be destroyed, for now, it will be replaced with a new one immediately.
Here is a look at the damage that was done by the vandal:
So this just happened again… somebody used a pick axe to destroy Donald Trump's star on the Walk of Fame. Still trying to learn more, but we know it's been vandalized multiple times, just never on this level. @NBCLA 📸: Victor Park/Loudlabs pic.twitter.com/lzq7YrsSRV
— Jonathan Gonzalez (@JonathanNBCLA) July 25, 2018
There is also video of the destruction on the Walk of Fame, posted online by KUTV 2 News anchor and reporter Ron Bird.
— Ron Bird (@KUTVRon) July 25, 2018
The last time the star was vandalized was October 2016 when James Lambert Otis attempted to smash it with a sledgehammer. Trump was still a president at the time. Otis was sentenced to three years of probation, 20 days of community labor, and a $4,400 fine for the damage he caused. Comedian George Lopez also pretended to urinate on the star earlier this month.
The latest vandalization comes just hours after CNN released exclusive audio of a taped call between Trump and his then-attorney Michael Cohen. In the audio, you can hear the men discussing the possibility of setting up a payment to hush a story from a former Playboy playmate who had alleged she had an affair with the then-reality star and businessman.