Fight erupts at Donald Trump's Walk of Fame star days after it was vandalized

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Donald Trump incited a brawl in Hollywood on Thursday night — and the president wasn’t even in town.

Days after POTUS’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in California was vandalized, a MAGA crew showed up at the scene to show their support. Singer Joy Villa shared videos of her pro-Trump group singing the national anthem and posing with a cardboard cutout of the president on Hollywood Boulevard.

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The scene quickly caught the attention of anti-Trump protestors.

In a video posted on Twitter, you see a fight erupt between the two groups that appears to start over a disagreement about the “N word.” It’s unclear what exactly transpired before the start of the footage, but it’s obvious tensions were running high. The Los Angeles Police Department responded to the scene, but when officers arrived, everyone was gone and no arrests were made. Villa tweeted that her group had filed a police report.

Trump’s star was destroyed this week; 24-year-old Austin Clay smashed to bits with a pickaxe. Video was captured of the incident, and he surrendered to the Beverly Hills Police Department. Clay was booked on suspicion of felony vandalism.

“I just felt really passionate because of what happened with the immigrants and stripping children away from their parents,” Clay later told TMZ, explaining he thought the Walk of Fame should honor true visionaries. “It kind of lit something off inside me. … Donald Trump represents everything that everybody with half a brain and half a heart in this country resents. So that’s why I did it.”

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Clay said Robert De Niro called and left him a voicemail. The Oscar-winning actor apparently declared he wanted to give Clay a high-five.

“I think I did a real good act,” Clay said. “I feel proud of myself.”

James Otis, who vandalized Trump’s star in 2016 — also with a pickaxe — offered to pay Clay’s $20,000 bail, but there was no need. A mystery donor ponied up the money; Clay declined to say who it was.

With Trump’s star vandalized twice in two years and Thursday night’s fight, Yahoo Entertainment reached out to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce for comment on whether additional security measures are being discussed, but did not immediately receive a response.

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