President-elect Donald Trump said Tuesday that anyone who burns an American flag should face unspecified "consequences," such as jail or a loss of citizenship. But the Supreme Court has held that flag-burning is a form of speech protected by the First Amendment, and the Constitution forbids the government removal of citizenship for a natural-born American.A reasonably savvy politician would first check to see if his or her utterings about a subject advocated anything that was forbidden. But not Trump, he just goes off with diarrhea of the mouth (or fingers, when he's on Twitter). Because his supporters will say "oh, that's just Donald".
Stripping citizenship of opponents or hated groups is a classic move of fascist and authoritarian nations.