"Rip up the president's Walk of Fame star or try to have it removed - like you're the mayor of West Hollywood or something - and 30 more will pop up", the artist tells The Hollywood Reporter. Later that month a vandal nearly completely destroyed the star using a pick-axe, and in August the West Hollywood City Council voted in favor of a motion calling for the permanent removal of the president's star, citing "his disturbing treatment of women and other actions that do not meet the shared values of the City of West Hollywood, the region, state, and country".More news: MI voters weigh in on governor’s primaries
A kind of symbolic war played out in Hollywood during the summer of 2018, when some critics and opponents of President Donald Trump turned their attentions to his star on Hollywood Boulevard's Walk of Fame.
The artist is a member of "The Faction", made up of allies of conservative street artist Sabo. They spent $1000 in total, according to the Hollywood Reporter. "A young and anonymous entrepreneur" helped fund the group's objective, according to The Hollywood Reporter.More news: Trump's decision to double tariffs on Turkey 'brutal'
The crew laminated the vinyl stars and placed them on blank squares on the Walk of Fame, though kept them covered until all were secured into place so that onlookers would not know exactly what was happening.
'I didn't want to get hit over the head from behind. They added the fake Trump stickers could last 10 years untouched. An employee with Ripley's Believe It or Not! told the publication that they peeled the stars off in fear of further vandalism and damage to their property, referencing July's incident that left Trump's star in shambles.More news: Drake's Tour Bus Low-Key Gets Jacked, Goes Missing Ahead Of Migos Tour
Numerous stars, though, were peeled off during the day, with some saying that they feared vandalism if the fake stars stayed. Trump's star keeps getting vandalized by calm, reasonable, civilized liberals, and is an expense for someone to keep making sure Trump's star is the newest one of the Walk of Fame.