Donald Trump’s Walk of Fame star has again been defaced – this time by an unidentified man who used a marker to draw multiple swastikas on it, along with obscenities, TMZ reported. The incident took place on Wednesday morning at around 9 a.m. local time.
Man seen drawing swastikas and crossing out Donald Trump’s name on his Hollywood Walk of Fame star just hours after a different person vandalized the same star. @NBCLA— Kenny Holmes (@KHOLMESlive) 21 December 2018
🎥: @halie_cook pic.twitter.com/kN3PYoWNZM
Just a few hours later, the 45th’s plaque was vandalised again, with someone pouring paint that looked like fake blood:
Oh wow somebody vandalized President Trump's Hollywood star again haha!😸😸 pic.twitter.com/LkqilZnP2A— ★ Lisa Walker★ (@starlettet123) 21 December 2018
Los Angeles police are investigating the incidents, The Hollywood Reporter said.
The vandal, 24-year-old Austin Mikel Clay, was sentenced to three years’ probation and ordered to attend counselling, do community service, and pay over $9,400 to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.
Another man destroyed the star in October 2016, using a jackhammer and a sledgehammer; he was given three years of formal probation, 20 days of community work, and a $4,400 fine.
Back in August 2018, West Hollywood City Council members voted to urge the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to remove Trump’s star from the Walk of Fame. Nevertheless, the Chamber has repeatedly stated that it has no intention of removing the plaque since the walk is a designated historical landmark.