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Trump is likely losing his Hollywood star

Citing the costs of dealing with repeat vandalism and political protests, the city council of West Hollywood, California, voted Monday to remove President Trump's star from the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The vote was unanimous, and the council described it as an opportunity "to take a stand on their values in support of women and against disturbing treatment of women."

The proposal will now be sent to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (D), the Los Angeles City Council, and the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, the latter of which will have final say over whether the star is removed. If the chamber agrees, Trump's will be the first star to go in Walk of Fame history.

Trump was awarded his star in 2007. It honors his work as a Miss Universe pageant producer, which he fulfilled as a co-owner of the Miss Universe Organization. The current star is not the original, as a previous version — also a replacement — was destroyed with a pickaxe late last month.