Trump contradicts Supreme Court in wanting to punish American flag-burners

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Trump contradicts Supreme Court in wanting to punish American flag-burners

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump suggested Tuesday morning that those who burn the American flag should have their citizenship revoked or be jailed, but his comments flout multiple Supreme Court rulings protecting free speech — even the desecration of the flag.

Trump’s threat to retract citizenship for flag-burning also violates a 1958 Supreme Court ruling that…