Trump spokesman: Flag burning should be illegal

A spokesman for President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpSacha Baron Cohen calls out 'danger of lies, hate and conspiracies' in Golden Globes speech Sorkin uses Abbie Hoffman quote to condemn Capitol violence: Democracy is 'something you do' Ex-Trump aide Pierson planning run for Congress MORE says burning the American flag should be illegal.


“I think most Americans would agree with me that flag burning should be illegal. It’s completely despicable,” Jason Miller told CNN’s “New Day” early Tuesday.

Miller's interview was shortly after Trump suggested that people who burn the flag should face consequences.

“Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag - if they do, there must be consequences - perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!” he wrote on Twitter.

Miller said he and CNN host Chris Cuomo “completely disagree” on whether burning the flag is protected by the First Amendment.

“Chris, flag-burning is completely ridiculous, and I think you know that and that the vast majority of Americans would agree,” he said.

"But it is constitutional. You do know that. … More importantly, the president-elect knows that, right?" Cuomo responded. 

"It should be illegal, Chris," Miller replied.