Supporters of President-elect Donald Trump gathered to celebrate early Wednesday morning at his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, chanting “U-S-A!” and wearing “Make America Great Again” hats.
The star had been defaced several times over the course of the election. Once, it was spray-painted with a swastika. People also urinated on the star and encouraged their dogs to defecate on it. The star was physically destroyed last month, requiring it to be replaced. A homeless woman who later tried to protect the star with her body was physically attackedby anti-Trump protesters.
On Election Night, however, Trump’s star became the site of a victory party.
The Los Angeles Times reports:
“This is our president,” they cheered as they tried to shout down a small band of counter-protesters.
The crowd, many of them wearing the candidate’s signature “Make America Great Again” hats, chanted “USA” several times.
Trump shocked the media and Hollywood elite with his surprise victory. At least 16 celebrities had pledged to leave the country if Trump won.