By Trissean McDonald
President Donald Trump has recently been scrutinized for a number of issues sparking intense criticism from the public in ways that are uncivilized and rather dangerous.
Trump’s iconic plaque has been destroyed by vandals two times. James Otis was the first to vandalize the President’s star. He was dressed as a construction worker and obliterated the star with a sledgehammer early Wednesday morning on Oct 26, 2016. The second star attack happened on July 25, 2018 at around 3:30 a.m. by Austin Clay, 24, according to the LA Times.
It was less than 48 hours after Clay’s obliteration that the first brawl broke out. The reason for the melee happened because of a man called Real Snake Boy using the n-word. “Donald Trump wants to bring war again,” Real Snake Boy said. He continued, “you don’t give a [expletive] about what we wake up to! You give a [expletive] about one white piece of [expletive] which, is Donald Trump. F- that [n-word.]”
After hearing Real Snake Boy’s rant and derogatory statement, Joy Villa, a bystander chimed in and told the man that he was being disrespectful to black people. “You’re not black!” You don’t respect black people.”
“I can say [n-word] if I want to,” Real Snake Boy said.
Real Snake Boy also began to provoke and harass Elijah Schaffer of “Slightly Offens*ve” as Schaffer could be heard yelling at Real Snake Boy to move from in front of his face. “Get out of my face!” Get out of my face, out of my face,” Schaffer yelled. A melee broke out seconds afterwards.
President Trump’s star has fueled a fire of multiple reactions from people that are rather negative. On Sunday, July 29, another brawl occurred at the star of Donald Trump. “It’s bad. Violence is always bad,” Gabriel Martinez said. Cigarette butts, expressional phrases, trash, and even pieces of bubblegum rested on the top of the plywood covered star. “This [is] not a constructive way of doing things,” Darren Green said. He continued, “People should be able to have opinions without attacking others or attacking people’s property.”