President Donald Trump is a controversial character and has faced his ups and downs in his remarkable life.
This week he faced a shocking humiliation when the West Hollywood City Council recommended the removal of his star from the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
I’m not surprised it came to this. His star has been vandalized twice and we really can’t expect the poor citizenry to keep making repairs, what with the skyrocketing cost of caviar and brie in area dispensaries.
There are 2600 names on the Hollywood Walk, soon to be 2599 it seems. Many of the apparently famous I have never of.
Of course, everyone has heard of Donald Trump. But many object to his star because he is supposedly mean-spirited, rude, grumpy, insensitive, and married for the third time to an attractive younger woman.
Those qualities would hardly make him unique on the Walk. A goodly number of the actresses on the Walk have appeared naked on the big screen and fostered rather torrid off-screen affairs.
Hugh Hefner of Playboy fame has a star. So does the scandalous Pee-wee Herman.
Many of those who have stars aren’t, well, real: Bugs Bunny, Big Bird, Donald Duck, Kermit the Frog, and Snow White to name a few. Lassie (the dog) has a star, which is a bit odd because Lassie wasn’t a single dog, but an entire line of collies.
And then there are various actors and actresses who appeared in movies and television that would be considered politically correct – if not outright racist – by today’s standards.
Frankly, if the Trump-offended are going to tear up his star, they better get a large team of workers to take out a lot of other stars. They don’t what to leave a sinful star unturned. And looking over the list, Donald Trump is, by comparison, a genteel paragon of virtue.