Fox & Friends Did Segment on Flag-Burning Just Before Donald Trump Tweet


Shortly before president-elect Donald Trump suddenly floated the idea of banning flag desecretion and stripping offenders of their citizenship Tuesday, Fox News ran a segment that focused on a recent flag-burning.

Around 6:25 AM ET, Fox & Friends ran a segment on a controversy at a Massachusetts college over the decision to remove an American flag from its campus. Fox reported that Hampshire College made the decision after a campus-wide fight over the flag, during which “one flag was set on fire, and one was stolen in the wake of the President-elect Trump’s win.”

Around half an hour later, Trump shot off his tweet.

ABC News’ Katherine Faulders first noticed the timing behind Trump’s tweet.

While circumstantial, it wouldn’t be the first time Trump has been perceived to react to the cable morning shows in real-time. During the election, he would often simply spit-ball criticism after seeing something he didn’t like.

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