Walk of infamy: the Trump star causing a stir in Los Angeles
City leaders largely agree the memorial should go, but there is little consensus on how to remove it
Political leaders in Los Angeles don’t mince their words about Donald Trump – they have called the former president a madman, a fascist, and “a clear and present danger to the stability of the country”. Yet when it comes to taking the small, symbolic step of erasing Trump’s most visible presence in the City of Angels, his star on the celebrity-studded Hollywood Walk of Fame, they have been strangely reluctant to turn their words into concrete action.
All indications are that the city leadership would like to see Trump’s star gone – ideally before next year’s presidential election. Political aides and others in and around city government say as much in background briefings and off-the-record conversations.Continue reading…