I cannot but believe that many of the destroyed, disfigured and disgraced statues and monuments were GOVERNMENT property; those that were in public places but technically 'private' property had 'privileged' position, and had a right to government protection.
They had long since been awarded government recognition for their historical and cultural significance. Am I to understand that the Missions in San Antonio, would be allowed to fall to the ravages of the bolshevik mobs? "For Floyd"? Will they be allowed to burn USS Constitution at Boston 'just 'cause'?
The revolutionary horde burnt private AND PUBLIC property, looted private AND PUBLIC property, killed private citizens AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. Yes, Trump could have, and should have acted under several authorities - Commander in Chief; to call out the Militia to preserve public order and protect public property. Chief Executive Officer, SWORN TO UPHOLD THE LAW, to deputize local law enforcement and break the riots at first blood.
To say I'm disappointed is to put it mildly. I see a very tired man, whose age is catching up with him, and whose burdens grow heavier by the day. I also see a weary executive who is ill served by his advisors and staff. That the Bushes hate him and their cohort blocks Trump at every turn, that Romney Rinos hate him and block his every effort, and that the Dungrats are in active rebellion would wear down Gibraltar. I've had a sneaking suspicion he would withdraw before the election and leave it to Pence, if he's not assassinated first.