Trump: Would Obama Have Gone to Scalia's Funeral 'If It Were Held in a Mosque?'
Donald Trump has joined political leaders in slamming President Obama for skipping Justice Antonin Scalia’s funeral on Saturday.
Taking to Twitter, the GOP front-runner wrote:
I wonder if President Obama would have attended the funeral of Justice Scalia if it were held in a Mosque? Very sad that he did not go!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 20, 2016
President Obama and the First Lady were seen paying their respects to Justice Scalia at the Supreme Court on Friday.
But they were not in attendance at the service held on Saturday at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, where Vice President Joe Biden represented the Obama administration instead.
The president’s marked absence from Scalia’s funeral has provoked criticism from many other newsmakers and political leaders, who suggest that his reasons may have been politically and personally motivated.