Saturday October 31, 2020
US President Trump has been on Hollywood’s “Walk of Fame” since 2007 because of his television programs. His star is the target of protests. This was also the case on Friday when a man hit the badge with a pickaxe. The perpetrator is not a stranger.
The star of US President Donald Trump on the famous “Walk of Fame” in Hollywood has been demolished again. In the early Friday morning (local time) the badge was smashed with a pickaxe, as US media reported. The Internet service “TMZ.com” posted a video of the incident on the network.
A 56-year-old man, who is said to have damaged the star for the third time, was arrested for willful damage. According to the police, James O. left bail of $ 45,000 and was released a few hours later. In spring he has to appear at two court dates. The rich businessman, who describes himself as an activist, only demolished the badge at the beginning of October. During this action he had dressed up in the style of the Marvel character Hulk.
Trump was recognized for his television programs in 2007. His badge has repeatedly been the target of vandalism and protests in recent years.
In October 2016, shortly before Trump’s election victory, James O. had attacked the star for the first time with a sledgehammer and was arrested for it. He said at the time that he acted out of anger at the way Trump treated women and minorities. He was given a suspended sentence and had to pay for the repair costs.
The “Walk of Fame” with more than 2,700 stars honors merits in show business. It runs right through the center of Hollywood. The badge is quickly repaired after damage.