To his credit, Trump is still willing to stand up against the destruction of Confederate monuments. Yesterday he said that he was ‘sad’ about the removal of ‘our beautiful statues.’ This, of course, led to even more outright attack pieces on Trump from the Washington Post and NY Times, who have lost all pretensions to neutrality. This ought to convince those few conservative pundits who continue to claim that Trump is a globalist plant within the movement. But it won’t, even though there is no longer a shred of evidence of that. I can tell you that they would never be treating one of their puppets like this—ever.
– Joel Skousen from Charlottesville Protests and the Obliteration of History, World Affairs Brief, August 18, 2017