Saturday 18 August 2018

Hollywood Walk Of Fame says there are no plans to remove Donald Trump’s star

Local politicians passed a motion calling for the president’s star to be removed.

A man has been charged with vandalising Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame (Jane Barlow/PA)
A man has been charged with vandalising Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame (Jane Barlow/PA)

By Keiran Southern, Press Association Los Angeles Correspondent

There are “no plans” to remove Donald Trump’s star from the Hollywood Walk Of Fame despite calls from local politicians.

The City of West Hollywood voted for the tribute to be removed in protest at the president’s alleged attacks on “minorities, immigrants, Muslims and women”.

But the Hollywood Chamber Of Commerce, which is responsible for the tourist attraction, said the authority does not have jurisdiction over the Walk Of Fame.

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There have been calls to remove Donald Trump’s star from the Hollywood Walk Of Fame (Reed Saxon/AP)

Leron Gubler, the president of the organisation, said: “Once we receive a communication from the City of West Hollywood, it will be referred to our Executive Committee for consideration at their next meeting.

“As of now, there are no plans to remove any stars from the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The West Hollywood City Council does not have jurisdiction over the Hollywood Walk of Fame.”

City of West Hollywood mayor John Duran said the vote was symbolic.

On Monday, a man was charged with vandalising Mr Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.

Austin Mikel Clay, 24, is accused of using a pickaxe to smash the president’s star on Hollywood Boulevard on July 25.

Press Association

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