Trump's Tweets Take Attention Away From Transition Team

The president-elect suggested in a tweet that people who burn flags should lose their citizenship or face jail time.
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At this hour, president-elect Donald Trump is set to go to dinner with Mitt Romney and his wife, Anne. Does this signal Romney will get that role of secretary of state? It's become a very public jockeying for position, Rudy Giuliani, general Petraeus among the names. But Mr. Trump's own transition was overshadowed today by one of his own tweets about the American flag. Here's ABC's Tom llamas. Reporter: President-elect trump starting his day with an out of the blue declaration on Twitter -- "Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag. If they do, there must be consequences. Perhaps loss of citizenship or a year in jail." No explanation for what trigged trump, but the tweet came just 30 minutes after a Fox News segment that a Massachusetts college removed all American flags, after someone set one ablaze to protest trump. They took down the flag after one flag was set on fire. Reporter: Flag burning is protected under the first amendment. 26 years ago, the supreme court decided it's a form of freedom of speech. One of the justices who agreed? The late Antonin Scalia, who trump has often praised. This this country, we have a long tradition of respecting unpleasant speech. We have a responsibility as a country toe carefully protect our rights that are enshrined in the constitution. Reporter: Trump's tweet taking some attention from a busy day for the transition team. Republican congressman Tom price of Georgia picked as secretary of health and human services. Price is an orthopedic surgeon, and a fierce critic of Obamacare. This is bad for patients, for all Americans. Reporter: He's one of few Republicans with a detailed plan for replacing the president's health care law. It includes repealing the expansion of medicaid, which provides insurance for millions of low income Americans. Nice to see you all. Reporter: Today, trump tapping former labor secretary Elaine Chao to head the department of transportation. Chao, the wife of senate majority leader much Mcconnell. And for treasury secretary, trump picking his campaign finance chairman Steve mnuchin, who spent 17 years working for Goldman Sachs where he was a partner. But the powerful job of secretary of state still unfilled. Today, trump meeting with Tennessee senator Bob corker. And tonight, the president-elect sitting down for a second time with Mitt Romney, who denounced trump during the campaign. Do you still think he's a con artist, sir? Reporter: Tonight, Romney joining trump for dinner with their wives. And Tom llamas with us live tonight from trump tower. So, Tom, we had that first meeting between Mr. Trump and Mitt Romney. Then kellyanne Conway deeply critical of Romney on our own air. And now, tonight, this dinner with Romney again so, is he in? Is he out? Reporter: Well, David, no doubt Mitt Romney is at the top of that list, but Rudy Giuliani has been campaigning hard for the post. But tonight, it will be Mitt Romney who has Donald Trump's ear. The two successful businessmen who at one time hated each other, will be breaking bread tonight. David? Tom llamas covering this transition every step of the way. Tom, thank you.

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