Although the Supreme Court has declared flag burning to be a constitutionally protected form of free speech, Donald Trump said Tuesday he still wants to make the practice illegal.
“Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag,” the president-elect tweeted Tuesday. “If they do, there must be consequences — perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!”
It’s not known what inspired Trump’s condemnation of flag burning, or whether he will call on Congress to attempt a new law banning it.
Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag – if they do, there must be consequences – perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 29, 2016
Expect a rash of flag burnings to ensue.