Donald Trump finally got that wall he's been going on and on about, except it went up around his star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. The Huffington Post reports that a Los Angeles street artist named Plastic Jesus erected the miniature wall on Tuesday shortly before Trump was officially named the Republican Party's presidential candidate.
I built and paid for the wall myself. No Mexican money. #trump#Mexico#donaldtrump#hollywoodpic.twitter.com/LTjGN3SBPfAs the article in the Huffington Post notes, the mini Trump wall was outfitted with American flags and razor wire. It also had tiny "Keep Out" signs which seems like something The Donald would add to his border wall.
— Plastic Jesus (@plasticjesusart) July 20, 2016
Plastic Jesus is the same artist responsible for placing "No Trump Anytime" signs across Los Angeles.Plastic Jesus spoke to the Daily Mail about the reasons why he erected the miniature wall around the Donald Trump Hollywood star.
"Donald Trump is obviously a huge target for artists like myself but I wanted to do something that wasn't just attacking him visibly, about his hair, " he said. "I wanted to attack him on his policies of isolation."
In his opinion, Donald Trump's policies are not only ridiculous, but they are also against everything that makes America a great nation.
"I think (his plan to build a wall) is completely ludicrous. So I try to get my work to act as a catalyst to get people thinking about his policies," he said. "The US is an incredible place because it's so multicultural. It was founded on people from dozens and dozens of different nations.
"To isolate it... it will be counter-productive. And it will do nothing for security. Most of the attacks carried out so far have been by US citizens," Plastic Jesus continued. "Donald Trump, if he becomes president it will be devastating for the US. His policies will turn the clock back 40 or 50 years on human rights, equality and freedom."
During his campaign to become the Republican nominee, Donald Trump repeatedly promised that he would build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico in order to keep illegal immigrants out.
According to the Daily Mail, last August Donald Trump called it "The Great Wall of Trump." But as of Monday, it became part of the official Republican Party platform, The Guardian reports.
On Monday, the first day of the Republican National Convention 2016, the GOP outlined its party platform for the election and it included Trump's Mexican border wall.
"The border wall must cover the entirety of the southern border and must be sufficient to stop both vehicular and pedestrian traffic," the document read. "In a time of terrorism, drug cartels, human trafficking, and criminal gangs, the presence of millions of unidentified individuals in this country poses grave risks to the safety and sovereignty of the United States."
While the party platform is particularly tough on immigrants, it stops short of advocating another Trump recommendation: a complete ban on Muslim immigrants to the U.S.
However, it does call for more regulation on how refugee applications are handled, "especially those whose homeland have been the breeding grounds for terrorism." In the document, Trump's Republican Party also calls for "special scrutiny to those foreign nationals seeking to enter the United States from terror-sponsoring countries or from regions associated with Islamic terrorism."
The Republican Party platform also includes deeply conservative positions on marriage, transgender rights, and criminal justice reform.
The six-inch border wall around Donald Trump's Hollywood Star has since been removed but not before it gained the attention of several onlookers on Tuesday.
Someone built a wall around #DonaldTrump star on Hollywood Walk of Fame today. Said to be the work of Plastic Jesus. pic.twitter.com/3nb8h7cnoT
— Kacey Montoya (@kaceymontoya) July 20, 2016
Cred to Plastic Jesus, for the mini wall around Trump's star on The Walk of Fame.???????????????? pic.twitter.com/aJSoqG2INh[Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images]
— sęłma (@imselmagomez) July 20, 2016