The real mission of those statues was not to honor the traitors, but to serve as warnings to terrorize blacks who may have thought they were finally getting the rights their creator had already given them,
Trump, of course, is sticking to the 150-year lie that the traitors' cause was an honorable one and worthy of respect.
Treason is a word Trump is rather familiar with as accusations continue about his dealings with Russia.
Maybe that's a reason Trump is spending so much time defending the confederate traitors.
He's just practicing making his own defense against claims of his own treason.