President Trump’s Hollywood star now shines upon a cultural moment. He received the honorary symbol 11 years ago for his work as a reality TV star and owner of the Miss Universe Pageant. But alas. After Mr. Trump’s sidewalk star was vandalized, city officials in West Hollywood called for its removal Monday night — citing both his policies and “behavior towards women,” and claiming the president does not meet the “shared values” of their city.
“If Hollywood is going to strip Trump of his Walk of Fame star for sexual misconduct, then when will Kevin Spaceyand Bill Cosby lose theirs?” wonders Daily Mail columnist Piers Morgan, who calls Hollywood “the seething epicenter of global Trump detestation,” among other things.
“My favorite game in this era of increasingly hysterical Trump-bashing fervor is Whataboutery. It’s a game you can play on your own, or with friends, and involves taking shrieking liberal criticism of President Trump — and applying it to liberal heroes instead,” Mr. Morgan wrote.
“For example, liberals curl themselves into balls of apoplexy about Trump’s draconian tactics to deport illegal immigrants — while conveniently overlooking that ‘Saint’ Barack Obama threw out more than three million people during his tenure, splitting up many families, and earning himself the nickname in Mexico of ‘Deporter-in-Chief,’” Mr. Morgan continued.
“Liberals are increasingly hysterical about Trump-bashing, but try applying the same criticism to liberal heroes. For example I wonder why the same fury is not extended to Bill Clinton and JFK, whose treatment of women made Trump look like a choirboy?” Mr. Morgan recalled.