This is what should have happened:
The President-elect was disappointed on Tuesday to learn about a flag-burning incident at Hampshire College in Massachusetts. Before making any public statements, he asked his senior advisors to brief him on the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, as well as on citizenship laws, and the case Texas v. Johnson which was heard by the Supreme Court in 1989. Based on what he learned from his advisors, he refrained from making any public remarks, and expressed his disappointment privately. He then got on with the business of the day .
What actually happened was this:
Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag – if they do, there must be consequences – perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 29, 2016
Today is the 2nd of December, in the year 2016. This is not normal.