TMZ obtained footage of 24-year-old Austin Clay going to town early Wednesday morning on the star ... dislodging it from the famed sidewalk, and leaving it in tiny pieces.
President Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is no more -- again -- after police say a man smashed it to smithereens with a pickax.
Police reportedly took a man into custody early Wednesday morning after turning himself in to Beverly Hills PD for vandalizing Trump's star. The dude who axed the star reportedly called cops to report the crime ... but was nowhere to be seen when they arrived.
Witnesses and police say the man arrived on Hollywood Blvd. with a guitar case in hand, from which he pulled out the pickax. Then ... he allegedly went at it and crushed the star to rubble -- causing far more damage than James Otis did in 2016.