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Fake Trump Stars are Multiplying on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Donald Trump‘s real Hollywood Walk of Fame star was recently destroyed. However, thanks to the work of a conservative street artist and a team of merry star placers, faux versions of the star are now occupying empty spaces on the famed walk.

The Hollywood Reporter tracked down the artist. The artist would not give his name, but he did say why he has made it his mission to make Trump’s stars multiply.

THR reports:

The anonymous artist says he’s not done with his mission to preserve Trump’s star. “Rip up the president’s Walk of Fame star or try to have it removed — like you’re the mayor of West Hollywood or something — and 30 more will pop up,” the artist tells The Hollywood Reporter.

The artist and his cohorts, who call themselves “The Faction” and are allies of prolific conservative artist Sabo, spent $1,000 on the stars, which they printed on sheets of floor vinyl with adhesive backing, and their mission was partially financed by “a young and anonymous entrepreneur.”

The crew laminated the vinyl stars and placed them on blank squares on the Walk of Fame, though kept them covered until all were secured into place so that onlookers would not know exactly what was happening.

“I didn’t want to get hit over the head from behind. We thought Trump Derangement Syndrome was a joke, but I’m pretty sure it’s real,” the artist said. “If no one peels these off, they could last there for 10 years.”

After the destruction of Trump’s star, the West Hollywood City council voted unanimously to have the star — which has been the focus of vandalism and protests — to be removed.

The Hollywood Reporter also notes some of the faux Trump stars have already been peeled up.

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