UPDATE: The man has turned himself into police and been charged with felony vandalism charges. His bail was set at $20,000.
Donald Trump’s star has been fading fast. His audience was only one-third the size of President Barack Obama’s draw at the national VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) event. Yet, it gets worse.
Apparently, a man with a pickaxe took his frustration out against the man sitting in the Oval Office’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star. The current commander-in-chief received his star in 2007 when he was starring in NBC’s The Apprentice.
It seems, the man hid his weapon in a guitar case in order to get close to the president’s star. Reporters posted photos of the man’s damage on social media.
The vandal attacked the star in the darkest hours of the night. He managed to take out almost all of POTUS’ star, including the Trump name plate, The Los Angeles Times reported.
According to the LAPD’s Lt. Karen Leon, after the damage was done, the man:
‘Called police and advised he had vandalized Donald Trump’s star and basically called on himself and said, “See you soon.”‘
— Ron Bird (@KUTVRon) July 25, 2018
Yet, this was not the only time someone had damaged the former leader of the free world’s star. In 2016, a vandal used spray paint on it.
Just one month prior to the 2016 presidential election, another man took a sledgehammer and pickaxe to the Donald’s famous star. This guy was charged with felony vandalism in early 2017. He pled no contest to the charges.
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