Trump's Hollywood star snuffed out in sledgehammer attack

Donald Trump was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 16, 2007 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)

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Donald Trump was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 16, 2007 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)

A sledgehammer-wielding man dressed as a construction worker destroyed Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame early Wednesday, according to Deadline Hollywood.

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Los Angeles police confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that Trump's star was destroyed by a vandal.

A video obtained by Deadline Hollywood and posted online Wednesday showed a man wearing a hard hat and a safety vest taking a sledgehammer and then a pickax to the star.

The man, who identified himself to the entertainment site as Jamie Otis, said he intended to take the star out of its spot in the sidewalk and sell it at auction. The funds would have gone to the women who have come forward in recent weeks with sexual misconduct allegations against the Republican presidential nominee, he told the site.

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The incident happened around 5:45 a.m. PDT, Deadline Hollywood reported.

Trump's star was unveiled in 2007 and was awarded for his work on "The Apprentice." It has become a popular target for protesters since he launched his bid for the White House last year.

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Photos surfaced in January of the star with a swastika spray-painted over it. A tiny wall appeared around the star in July in protest of Trump's immigration plan.

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