The man who took a pickaxe to President Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame told TMZ on Thursday that he’s “proud” of his actions and gloated about receiving praise from celebrities like Robert De Niro, Mark Hamill, and Chelsea Handler.
“I think I did, like, a real good act,” declared admitted vandal Austin Clay, adding, “Personally, I don’t feel resentful. I feel proud of myself.”
Clay says he destroyed President Trump’s star in part over the longstanding migrant crises at the Southern border. “That just sort of set me off,” he said.
“Donald Trump represents everything everyone with half a brain and half a heart in this country resents,” Clay continued. (He might be right that people with half a brain resent Trump, by the way.)
Shockingly, unhinged Hollywood is seemingly in agreement that Clay’s criminal act was a moral good.
“Robert De Niro left me a voice message,” he claimed. “He wanted to say he wanted to give me a high five.”
Chelsea Handler, who apparently inquired if Clay was single, also praised the vandal, as did Mark Hamill.
The 24-year-old turned himself in for the crime on Wednesday, hours after the star’s destruction. Witnesses claim Clay pulled out a pickaxe from his guitar case and went to town.
As reported by TMZ, former Trump star vandal James Otis bailed out Clay for $20,000.
It will cost $3,000 to replace the star and the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is seeking the money from Clay, says TMZ.