Donald Trump took his love for the American flag to an uncomfortable level for many on Tuesday morning.
Not at all appreciative of those who chose to express their angst with America by burning the flag, Trump tweeted that there should be consequences for those who chose to burn Old Glory as a form of protest.
Trump’s tweet came after a bout with CNN over their news coverage. And you better believe, the network was ready to pounce on Trump’s flag burning comment. But it was also likely sparked by news that a Massachusetts college chose to ban the American flag after students reportedly burned it in protest.
Veterans came out in mass to protest the university’s decision, and the patriotic scene created a news sensation.
CNN suddenly became the late conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s biggest fan and used a clip of the late Justice to condemn Trump’s remark.
The late Justice Antonin Scalia told CNN in 2012 that flag burning is 'a form of expression' https://t.co/2WL1xn2vd7
— Carol Costello (@CarolC) November 29, 2016
While Trump’s comment left many dismayed and confused, the fact that CNN was suddenly using Scalia’s comments to attack the president-elect had some seeing red:
@TheKevinDent @realDonaldTrump Correct me if I’m wrong but wouldn’t burning the flag be protected by the first amendment? shouldn’t it?
— أحمدرُويد (@Ahmedroid) November 29, 2016
@Profocles @realDonaldTrump it’s called somebody who loves his country and represent his flag idiot.
— ☆Glenn #MAGA ?☆ (@1NYconservative) November 29, 2016
@CarolCNN @CNN The more people express the more likely a constitutional amendment. Just saying ?
— Robin Pavlish (@DwightPavlish) November 29, 2016
@CarolCNN CAROL ,STOP YOUR WHINING ! YOU ARE A PHONEY CNN PUPPET !!
— George Reid (@Nipperflip_99) November 29, 2016
But while Hillary supporters moan about president-elect Trump, they were likely unaware that punishing flag burners was law proposed by their favored presidential nominee in 2005.
“The Flag Protection Act of 2005” was introduced by Sens. Clinton and Robert Bennett. The law would have outlawed flag burning, and called for a punishment of one year in jail and a whopping fine of $100,000, according to Wikipedia.
The law never saw the time of day and wasn’t even considered by Congress.
@CarolCNN @CNN Funny how quickly you dropped the shock you had when you find out @HillaryClinton actually proposed a law
— Lyin MSM (@HitbyTruth) November 29, 2016
DONATE TO BIZPAC REVIEW
Please help us! If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to BPR to help us fight them. Now is the time. Truth has never been more critical!
- Rep Steve King releases scathing rebuttal and warning on Trump’s deal with Dems: ‘The base WILL leave him’ - September 14, 2017
- Beefcake cop photos unexpectedly go viral, bring relief to hurricane victims in more ways than one - September 14, 2017
- Eight of Florida’s elderly die in sweltering hot conditions at rehab center - September 14, 2017
We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.