President Donald Trump lashed out at leftists for damaging or destroying statues. The president has also signed an executive order protecting federal statues and monuments, stating that protesters have gone too far in their antics.

The order allows federal law enforcement to prosecute people who are caught damaging the federal monuments. The order will also threaten to withhold federal funding from state or local governments who do not protect their own public statues and monuments.


Trump also said, "I just had the privilege of signing a very strong Executive Order protecting American Monuments, Memorials, and Statues - and combating recent Criminal Violence. Long prison terms for these lawless acts against our Great Country!" (CBS News)

Part of the executive order states that "Individuals and organizations have the right to peacefully advocate for either the removal or the construction of any monument. But no individual or group has the right to damage, deface, or remove any monument by use of force" and that "anarchists and left-wing extremists have sought to advance a fringe ideology that paints the United States of America as fundamentally unjust and have sought to impose that ideology on Americans through violence and mob intimidation."

Trump verbally bashed the leftists during an event, as seen in the video below.