Officials deny Donald Trump's Hollywood star will be removed due to vandalism

Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is apparently being vandalised three times a day

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Rumours that US Presidential hopeful Donald Trump's star will be removed from the Hollywood Walk of Fame are being denied by officials.

The tribute - which was laid in 2007 after his stint on the US version of The Apprentice - is apparently being vandalised three times a day.

Spit, graffiti and even dog poo have all been left on the star.

In a statement quoted by CNN, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President Leron Gubler said, "the Hollywood Walk of Fame is a registered historic landmark.

"Once a star has been added to the Walk, it is considered a part of the historic fabric of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Because of this, we have never removed a star from the Walk," he added.

The vandalism has, however, divided opinions - while some observes suggest it is unwelcome, others argue the presidential candidate "has got that coming to him".