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Street artist builds wall on Donald Trump’s Hollywood star

The six-inch wall was installed on Tuesday, in reference to the Republican’s strict views on border control

Of all the policies Donald Trump has pushed, his Mexican border wall is probably the most bizarre. The Republican nominee has been promising to build a “great” structure around the US’s southern border since he announced his candidacy 13 months ago. According to him, the current system fails to keep out all the Mexican “rapists”, “gangs” and “drug traffickers”, that have apparently been “freely exploiting” the open border between the two countries. 

“I will build a great wall – and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me – and I’ll build them very inexpensively,” he announced in June last year. “I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words.”

Now, in a mini-tribute to this perfectly sane and reasonable idea, a street artist has decided to erect his own wall on the border of Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The installation – which appeared on Tuesday this week (July 19) – is a six-inch high homage to the billionaire businessman’s controversial policy, and comes complete with American flags, barbed wire, and a number of “prohibited” signs.

The artist responsible is reportedly the British-born, LA-based Plastic Jesus. In an interview with ABC, he claimed that the installation was a way of airing his opinions about the Republican. “His idea of isolating the US is idiotic really,” the artist explained. “The US is made up of immigrants – how you can build a wall to supposedly protect the nation is just crazy.”

It’s not the first time Plastic Jesus has expressed his disdain for Trump, either. The former journalist has also installed a number of “No Trump anytime” road signs around New York, Chicago, Washington DC and LA, in a bid to raise awareness about the presidential candidate’s toxic promises.

“I'd say 99.9 per cent of the feedback I've got is good,” he added. “I have got the occasional insult but you kind of tend to expect those. What they don't realise is I'm British and we do insults much better than anyone else, so their insults are kind of wasted a bit.”