President Trump says an executive order on protecting monuments and statues will be ready by the end of the week. During a White House news conference, he said it “will be very strong.”
Trump is angry about ongoing efforts by protesters in some cities to abuse or remove statues, especially those of Confederate leaders. He said the nation won't stand for it. In a number of cities, it’s already too late as local officials have already removed a number of monuments.
On a related note, unarmed National Guard troops are being deployed to the Capitol to protect local monuments. The guard will act as added personnel to the local police through July 4th or until federal law enforcement officers can take their place.
Source: White House