Trump roasted on Twitter for promoting 'no-brainer' flag burning amendment: ‘Everyone protect the magic skycloth’
President Donald Trump hugged the US flag as he arrived to speak at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland. (AFP / NICHOLAS KAMM)

On Saturday, President Donald Trump tweeted his support for a constitutional amendment sponsored by Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) to ban the burning of the American flag:


Some conservative activists have sought a ban on flag burning for years, but even they acknowledge it would have to be done by constitutional amendment, as the First Amendment does not allow a specific form of nonviolent political protest to be singled out for a ban.

Trump's tweet soon drew widespread criticism on social media, with many people criticizing Trump's desire to restrict freedom of speech — and some making fun of Trump's own bizarre conduct with the flag: