- The Washington Times - Monday, August 6, 2018

The West Hollywood City Council is expected to vote Monday night on a resolution calling on officials to permanently remove President’s Trump’s star from the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

“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,” reads the agenda item, The Hollywood Reporter said Monday.

The star, which was unveiled in 2007 for Mr. Trump’s work producing the Miss Universe pageant, has been the target of vandalism since the president was elected, but the city council’s resolution, put forth by Mayor pro tempore John D’Amico and councilwoman Lindsey Horvath, cites his actions and policies as more reason for the proposed removal.

The staff report for the resolution cited multiple reasons for removing the star, including, “”The separation of children from their parents at the United States border; Denial of findings from the United States intelligence community regarding Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election, and the continued refusal to hold Russia accountable for its crimes; Denial of the impacts of climate change on the world, and the withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement; His treatment of transgender individuals, including his reversal of an Obama administration era policy to allow transgender individuals to serve in the military; Plans to divert funding from the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program to cover the cost of child detainment tied to its ‘zero tolerance’ immigration policy.”

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has previously rejected calls to remove the star of disgraced comedian and convicted sex offender Bill Cosby, citing its historical landmark status and referencing a policy of not removing stars over public backlash, THR reported.

The city council meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m.


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