White Supremacy, Monuments, and Power

White Supremacy, Monuments, and Power

Donald Trump's press conference, in which he defended the racists in Charlottesville and attacked those there to protest them, was one of the worst performances of his presidency. And it came a day after the Durham statue to Confederate soldiers came down thanks to activists who took it into their own hands.

"So this week it's Robert E. Lee," Trump said. "I notice that Stonewall Jackson's coming down. I wonder: Is it George Washington next week, and is it Thomas Jefferson the week after?" Trump said. "You know, you really do have to ask yourself — where does it stop?"

Early the next morning, cranes and crews of workers began removing all four of...