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Trump's Walk of Fame Star is target for vandals

Posted: 12:52 AM, Apr 05, 2016
Updated: 2016-04-05 07:34:07Z
Trump's Walk of Fame Star is target for vandals
There’s very little that any single person could do to stop Donald Trump as he barrels towards a potential Republican nomination.
 
So a slew of anti-Trump tourists and residents of Hollywood are taking out their frustrations in a creative, but illegal, means: By defacing his Walk of Fame star on Hollywood Boulevard.
 
The star, which the real estate mogul and reality TV star earned in 2007, has been a target for vandals looking to tarnish his name – quite literally.
 
Since Trump announced his presidential bid almost a year ago, his star has become the victim of graffiti containing everything from insults to controversial spray-painted artwork, such as swastikas and in one case a “mute” icon.
 
In a more recent instance, a dog defecated on the star, resulting in a viral tweeted photo (note: the tweet below contains profanity).
 
Officials, however, say they have no plans to remove the star, which never fails to turn heads as tourists walk by. 
 
When a star is defaced on Hollywood Boulevard, a quick cleanup is normally underway, and is typically considered no harm, no foul.
 
“If it’s cleanable, no one files a report,” LAPD spokesman Joe Granados told The Huffington Post.
 
Similar incidents are likely to keep popping up throughout the race, at least as long as Trump maintains his front-runner stance. 
 
He made his final pitches to Wisconsin voters on Monday night, one night before they would cast ballots in a key Republican primary.