Trump: Flag burning should be illegal
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Donald TrumpDonald TrumpBiden heading to Kansas City to promote infrastructure package Trump calls Milley a 'f---ing idiot' over Afghanistan withdrawal First rally for far-right French candidate Zemmour prompts protests, violence MORE believes that burning the American flag should be against the law.


“Personally, I don’t think it should be legal,” the Republican presidential front-runner told the Daily Caller in an interview published Thursday.

“Let me ask you a question," he continued. "It didn’t used to be legal, did it? I see more and more burning of the flag.”

The Supreme Court held in the 1989 case Texas v. Johnson that burning the American flag qualifies as protected speech under the First Amendment, invalidating statutes in 48 states that prohibited the practice.

The landmark 5-4 decision was authored by the late Justice William Brennan, a progressive, and joined by conservative Justice Antonin Scalia.