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West Hollywood City Council calls for the removal of Trump's star on Walk of Fame

The proposal is pending approval.

LAST MONTH, 24-year-old Austin Clay came to police attention after reportedly smashing President Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Not Real News Trump Star Vandalized Source: Reed Saxon/PA Images

Yesterday he was charged with vandalism, and could face up to three years behind bars if convicted.

The news of Clay’s charge coincides with reports that the West Hollywood City Council want the star, which was awarded to the POTUS in 2007, to be permanently removed from the iconic strip.

According to NME, West Hollywood City Council have voted unanimously to push for its removal pending the approval of the Los Angeles City Council and Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

Trump Source: Evan Vucci

The West Hollywood City Council are likely to face opposition, however, as there has yet to be a single star removed from the registered historic landmark.

Announcing the proposal on Twitter, West Hollywood mayor, John Duran, was met with a mixed response online.

The West Hollywood City Council states that the motivation for the proposed removal is due to a disparity between the city’s values and that of the President’s.

The City Council will consider adopting a resolution urging the Los Angeles City Council and Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to remove President Donald J. Trump’s star from the Hollywood Walk of Fame, due to 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.

The proposal has ignited intense discussion on Twitter in recent hours.

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