Trump Proposes Harsh Penalties for Burning the American Flag Mike Vance November 29, 2016 News President-elect Donald Trump is not alright with Americans burning the flag. In fact, Trump proposes harsh penalties for burning the American flag. Check it out. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/803567993036754944?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw The Supreme Court established that burning the American flag is not illegal. It is protected under "symbolic speech" under the 1st Amendment. Mediaite suggested that this was a reaction to the students in Massachusetts burning the American flag. Flag Burning in Massachusetts What do you think about Trump's reaction to there being consequences to burning the American flag? Is this something he will really pursue? Let us know what you think in the comments on Facebook.