August 8, 2018

Warning:  this story is so dumb you might not believe it until you see it’s from California.

The West Hollywood City Council has unanimously resolved to ask the Hollywood Chamber Of Commerce to remove the Donald Trump star from the Hollywood Walk Of Fame –- not, they insist, because of the recurring vandalism but because of “his disturbing treatment of women and other actions that do not meet the shared values of the city of West Hollywood, the region, state and country.”

Never mind that the Hollywood Walk Of Fame isn’t even in West Hollywood.  (If it were, it would likely be called the WEST Hollywood Walk Of Fame, duh.)  It’s in Hollywood, which is part of Los Angeles.

“Earning a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame is an honor,” said West Hollywood Mayor John Duran.  “When one battles and attacks minorities, immigrants, Muslims, people with disabilities or women, the honor no longer exists.”  Never mind that the President has not attacked minorities or immigrants, only illegal immigrants and others who have broken the law; that he has nothing against Muslims per se, only Muslim terrorists and supporters of terrorism; that the alleged incident of Trump making fun of a disabled man was debunked; and that as President, he’s hired more women to high positions than any previous President and has behaved in a professional manner.  (You can be sure we would have heard if he hadn’t.)  I can think of a few former Presidents who fail spectacularly to meet that standard.

(Also worth noting, as Mayor Duran lays his claim to West Hollywood as America’s beacon of morality: last May, shortly after he declared “Stormy Daniels Day” and gave a porn star the key to the city, it was revealed that he’d cost taxpayers $500,000 in legal settlements to hush up a male aide who accused him of sexual harassment when he was a councilman.)

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, the staff report for the Trump star resolution includes “numerous reasons for the matter, including the separation of children from their parents at the border, the denial of impacts of climate change on the world, Trump’s treatment of transgendered individuals and the denial of findings from the intelligence community of Russian interference in the 2016 election, among others.” 

So, although the mayor denies it, they obviously want to remove the star for political reasons.  Never mind that children being separated from their parents –- or other custodial adults who may have been traffickers –- happened under Obama, that manmade “climate change” is a highly-politicized theory, that transgendered individuals possess the same rights as non-transgendered individuals, and that the intelligence community has gone far beyond its purported mandate of investigating Russian interference.

As for “disturbing treatment of women,” it’s easy to go to Wikipedia and see the list of everyone who has a star on the Hollywood Hall Of Fame.  Know who has one?  Bill Cosby.  Know who else has one?  Virtually every huge star, going back to the silent days, who established a reputation for going through Hollywood starlets (and young male actors) like Kleenex.  Industry insiders and historians more familiar than I with all the Hollywood “casting couch” stories could certainly find numerous producers and directors on that list who did the same.  Even so, the Walk Of Fame has never had a star removed; Cosby, Kevin Spacey, Michael Jackson, even Hugh Hefner (!) and others remain enshrined there because it’s a registered historic landmark --- and should remain so.  It honors people who made a big mark in show business, like Donald Trump, who was the star of one of NBC’s hottest shows for years. 

The Walk itself doesn’t have a pristine history.  Though it’s currently in pretty nice shape, there were seedier decades in which it was nothing to be proud of.  Tourists would go there thinking it was going to be glamorous but would encounter trash, syringes, and dispensers of the worst pornography, including shocking child porn.  In some ways it was as rough as certain streets in San Francisco and (increasingly, since Democrats took the Mayor’s office back) Manhattan are today.  But I digress. At least we should credit Hollywood with cleaning THAT up.

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For the Donald Trump star, it’s just been one indignity after another since he ran for President.  It’s been demolished with a pickaxe (twice), urinated on and sledgehammered.  It’s been disrespected with various forms of performance art.  It’s no doubt been stomped on and spit on thousands of times over the past few years.  It’s seen vandalism worthy of the seedier days endured by the Walk Of Fame, and that makes me think that even with the #MeToo movement, Hollywood’s trashy, sexist past is still very much alive, masked by political correctness in an act worthy of an Academy Award.





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  • Michael Hutch

    08/09/2018 04:33 AM

    I'd pass your letter on to the mayor of West Hollywood, but it would do no good. He can't read.

  • mike eberhart

    08/09/2018 03:30 AM

    you're so right & i hope he reads all your daily briefings.

  • David Morrison

    08/08/2018 11:13 PM

    Considering the amoral reputations of many who have star on the Holly Wood Walk of Fame it would not surprise me if President Trump asked that his star be removed from association with such lowlife.

  • Anita Mule

    08/08/2018 11:12 PM

    You say that the story about the disabled reporter was debunked, but liberals will not admit that. I sent very cogent proof to a liberal friend and she refused to believe it. Preferred to believe her own lying eyes. Also, I think the urinating on the star was simulated.

  • C.W. Hetherington

    08/08/2018 10:19 PM

    I read your information daily----All people who want honesty and integrity in what they read should make your daily columns mandatory.

  • Fred Moren

    08/08/2018 09:46 PM

    It is sad that some can't respect property and also show lack of respect for the office of the President...Mr. Trump is our President and he deserves the respect of the office he represents. Some still don't understand he got elected by the people and unfortunately the fake news media (CNN) does not help in demonstrating respect.

  • Tiny Bates

    08/08/2018 08:40 PM

    Mike, Thank you so much for all you do to support President Trump! I highly respect all of your comments and opinions. I wish we had more honorable, Christian people like you and your wonderful daughter, Sarah. We love you both and appreciate the stand you take to make this a better country. God bless and keep angels of protection around you both!

  • Remedios Cruz

    08/08/2018 05:15 PM

    Thanks so much for keeping us abreast of a lot of these horrifying news. We can only keep praying hard and more to keep our President Trump safe.

  • Ingrid Forsberg

    08/08/2018 05:00 PM

    California is becoming (if it isn't already) the world center of weirdness. We better vote red & slow/stop the spread of this ghastly & deadly national disease.

  • Neil Martin

    08/08/2018 04:33 PM

    Regarding how President Trump would get The Huckabee Report. Hmmm, maybe someone close to you (perhaps even related) could pass it to him during the daily briefing his press secretary gets. ??

  • John Stubbs

    08/08/2018 03:37 PM

    I am very happy to hear they are removing his star. It only associated him with the Hollywood elite, and there is just a very few I would admit to being friends with.
    Once again your opinion is what many of us agree with. I can see how you have allowed God to influence your thoughts. Bless You..
    There are two things I would suggest to President Trump.
    DO NOT sit down with Mueller! One misplaced word could cause more problems then it is worth.
    Second, immigration,. Mexican People have been allowed to cross the border illegally for many years and nothing was done about it, true they broke the law, BUT, no one inforced it. They have been allowed to stay BY OUR LAWMAKERS, for all these years..Now the Dems want to take advantage of this so they can get votes, which shows how crooked they are,. first the wall MUST be built, they have to come in the right way. second, The Republicans should shut the Dems down by allowing Mexicans with no criminal record to stay, ONLY if they pledge to America legally. NO MORE MEXICAN FLAGS!. Any with a record gets a trial or deported. Stop MOST social programs, once they get jobs (that our youth refuse to get) they are on there own,, and earn S/S like the rest of us. THIS would make Pres. Trump their hero. Thus Rep votes....
    Again God Bless you Sir,,,

  • Firewagon

    08/08/2018 03:09 PM

    "Hollywood Walk of Fame?" Since None Are Righteous, No Not One; that "walk" could well be named "The Walk of Shame!" As you note, if the conditions to be met for enshrinement are as set forth by this "seedy" Mayor, there would not be enough Stars on that walk to warrant walking it....One other thought: what would anyone think might be on this president's list of priorities, or even niceties, for accomplishing in his lifetime(?), let me suggest that having his name mixed among some mottled group of "thespians" for some honor, on a sidewalk, would not even spark a single synapse in that portion of his brain that controls thought! What people today are all but unaware of, since we who love our entertainment and hold people who entertain up as some 'royalty' to be admired, in early history, these people were considered to be of low class and of the cheapest estate.

  • Lisa Danielle Letto

    08/08/2018 02:44 PM

    The article is so concise and well written, the only thing missing was my "wow" at the end

  • sue

    08/08/2018 02:29 PM

    PLEASE, PLEASE tell Trump not to talk to Mueller or any of his lawyers. Trump must not answer questions on paper either.
    This is soooo important that you talk to the President. Rudy is not helping him. This would be a trap if Rudy agrees to anything.
    Why would anybody answer to someone who was falsely appointed?????
    Rudy might have been a good mayor but he needs to exit the White House. Rudy has made a fool of himself on TV.

  • albert toledo

    08/08/2018 02:24 PM

    Mr Huckabee
    You're assessment of the current Hollywood blvd was far too kind. Although I now live in New York I go back to LA often...was just there four weeks ago. I can tell you that yes, its a bit better then it was ten years day. Nighttime is a different matter entirely. I dined with friends at the historic Musso & Frank Grill late on a Saturday night. Then, I took my friend out to walk the blvd and see the stars. Well, believe me...drugs prostitution and homeless people are still very much a part of the fabric of Hollywood by night. The same goes for downtown LA...its a horror show day and night. Look no further than the politicians currently running those cities to find the answer. Yes, the hypocrisy is sickening.

  • Gretchen Grant

    08/08/2018 01:47 PM

    I am in awe of President Donald J. Trump. The abuse that has been heaped on him is beyond belief. He must have the broadest shoulders and thickest sick to be able to with stand the daily hate thrown at him. Given the history of the Walk of Fame, does it really matter if they remove his star? Who would want to be among such sexist self serving creeps? He is too good for such a dishonor. I completely agreed with you Mr. Huckabee....Keep on doing what you are doing Mr. President, except stop the tweets. Just keep 'em guessing. That will drive the left crazy.

  • Amelia Little

    08/08/2018 01:20 PM

    Hopefully there are people on the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce with some common sense (but I'm not betting the farm on it.) And, maybe some folks who would remind the COC of some of the others with stars on the walk with horrible reputations of dealing with women. Of course, I'm sure the come back would be that none of them had the opinions of other things (political) they accuse President Trump has. Hopefully there would be someone there who could educate the COC about the lies about what President Trump stands for.

  • Stephen Russell

    08/08/2018 12:45 PM

    Remove Trump star or "armorize" star & place at Very Busy section of walk with storefront cameras.
    ID suspect & Fine say 100K.
    Inform Secret Service.
    Seize assets, they C the error of the ways??


    08/08/2018 12:25 PM

    All the subjects of this newsletter are important. I hope you keep in touch with President Trump like Hannity does then you can tell him yourself, "do not sit down with Mueller' it's a trap to get him talking. Sessions needs to stop the witch hunt NOW and concentrate on the Settle Dossier and more. The new news about Orr is mind boggling to say the least. Such a shame our Government has turned ugly over the past year and a half, if Reagan was here it would never have happened.
    And now the star item, I would take Cosby's star, and Spacy's star etc. all down they all did more harm then the President!
    Carmen Price

  • Shirley Burnside

    08/08/2018 12:00 PM

    God bless you. I pray that pres. Trump reads your comments and adheres to them

  • philip crane

    08/08/2018 11:57 AM

    Governor...... ninety-nine and nine-tenths percent of the American public could care less about the walk-of-stars or the "stars" themselves.
    This probably helped trump.
    As for the "infestigation" by the overbearing, over biased Mueller "team".....we all know that nothing will happen legally to all the scoundrels
    who plotted a coup against this president and this country. The only one that will be damaged will be Trump, and lets' not forget the tearing apart of our Constitution.
    When judges/politicians sided with the ABORTIONISTS back in the sixties, that was the start of our decline in morals, rule-of-law and decency. When you start murdering babies in the womb...that's indefensible, yet many politicos and judges have over looked that harsh fact. No wonder our kids and young are killing because they have no value on human life....except their own. They are their own gods.
    So "we the people" can only catch all the garbage emanating from DC and state capitols because no politico will say..."enough is enough"!
    There are no genders? Men can be women? Women can be men? Queer is normal? Sanctuary for criminals? Officials turning on law-enforcement agencies? "Social Justice"? Invasion of (multi-millions)of people into this country no one knows anything about? Free speech being shut down by "hate crime laws"?
    We don't need more bad news or a rehash of what's transpiring, we need action or it's only going to get worse. Just remember, a big time newspaper just hired a "journalist" that thinks all white people smell like dogs. People are being denied work, education and benefits because they are white men.
    What's the answer? thank you.

  • Vickie Fiorentino

    08/08/2018 11:38 AM


  • Art Schefler

    08/08/2018 11:33 AM

    Since it is a registered historic landmark, it cannot be altered.

  • Mary Garrett

    08/08/2018 11:31 AM

    My opinion is Hollywood has been idolized for so many years they believe their actions and opinions count.

  • Misty Potter

    08/08/2018 11:02 AM

    when due we start the investigation on Hillary & Obama? When are these people going to be held accountable ?

    Thank you