Some people say Trump is appealing to his base.
But keep in mind that Trump now stands apart from the 68 percent of white Americans, in a Washington Post poll last week, who say Floyd’s killing is not an isolated event but part of a broad problem with how police treat black people.
He is apart from NASCAR, which has decided to ban Confederate flags.
He is apart from several Republicans in Congress, who last week joined calls to remove statues of Confederate politicians from the Capitol.
He is apart from military leaders calling for the names of Confederate generals to be taken off military bases.