Two ‘Russian guards’ have been carefully watching over US President Donald Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star, after it’s recent destruction.
The ‘Soviets’ were initially spotted on Wednesday, (July 25) after the star was shattered for a second time.
The perpetrator, most recently, was Austin Clay, who turned himself in to authorities and is now facing felony vandalism charges.
People who witnessed the satirical ‘Russian’ stars were quick to share their amusement on Twitter.
One tweeter wrote:
2 guys dressed as russian soldiers in 90F heat to ‘protect’ Trump’s Hollywood Walk Of Fame star from vandalism. That’s next level trollism! [sic]
While another stated:
Russian soldiers guard the remnants of Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame Star, which was destroyed earlier this week. +1 for political street theater. (ht Michael Madill) [sic]
Others proclaimed they were ‘dying’ from laughter, but most just wrote how funny they found the whole situation:
Russian soldiers guard the remnants of Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame Star, which was destroyed earlier this week. +1 for political street theater. (ht Michael Madill) pic.twitter.com/wexe64lx0Q
— TimKarr (@TimKarr) July 27, 2018
Trumps star on the Hollywood walk of fame being guarded by the red army! pic.twitter.com/26FYWJIhos
— Par (@jasonsnitker) July 27, 2018
2 guys dressed as russian soldiers in 90F heat to “protect“ Trump's Hollywood Walk Of Fame star from vandalism. That's next level trollism! https://t.co/VBlNF0r5oU
Trumps Hollywood Star being properly guarded now… too funny pic.twitter.com/7gy9jxLLux
— Calm before Consensual Covfefe (@molliesdadtaken) July 27, 2018
Donald Trump's walk of shame star being guarded by two russian soldiers. I'm dying here LOL pic.twitter.com/tHd3BjsEqb
— Patti (@utbrp) July 27, 2018
Comedian Jimmy Kimmel, who’s made it pretty well known he has a strong disliking for Trump, even made reference to it on his show on Thursday, (July 26).
The television host quipped:
That’s what comrades do for other comrades.
If you want to check it out in length, watch the video below:
Special Counsel Robert Mueller has been determined in his quest to probe Trump about alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election, and most recently, the US President was criticised over his refusal to point fingers towards Russian President, Vladimir Putin at the Helsinki summit.
I’ve got to ask the question though, will Trump actually understand the satire? I mean, literally understand the irony of the situation?
I guess we’ll see if he tweets anything in the next few days – ALL IN CAPS, OF COURSE.
Back to the Hollywood star though…
The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) had previously been called – back in 2016 – to investigate, after Donald Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star was first destroyed with a pickaxe.
So this just happened again… somebody used a pick axe to destroy Donald Trump's star on the Walk of Fame. Still trying to learn more, but we know it's been vandalized multiple times, just never on this level. @NBCLA ?: Victor Park/Loudlabs pic.twitter.com/lzq7YrsSRV
— Jonathan Gonzalez (@JonathanNBCLA) July 25, 2018
According to the Daily Star, James Otis used a sledgehammer and pickaxe to deface the star about a week before Trump was elected as President.
Otis was spared jail after he pleaded no contest to a felony charge of vandalism, but was sentenced to three years probation and 20 days of community service.
He was also ordered to pay $4,400 (£3,300) for the damage he caused.
Otis revealed how his original plan was to steal the star – not destroy it – and then sell it to make money, which he could then give to the 11 women who’ve said they were groped by the 45th president.
It was very difficult. The stone was like marble, hard to get through. It would have taken an hour.
I’d like to try to go back and try to get the other part of the star. I just don’t know how to do that yet.
Errrrm, Otis, if you are planning on doing something again – please remember you are on probation!
The star was added to the Hollywood Walk of Fame back in 2007, for Trump’s work on the popular reality show The Apprentice.
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