Trump: Would Obama have gone to Scalia funeral if it was at a mosque?

In his typical fashion, Republican presidential candidate Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for ‘serious case of amnesia’ after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don’t want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE did not stay quiet about President Obama's decision to skip Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's funeral Saturday. 

"I wonder if President Obama would have attended the funeral of Justice Scalia if it were held in a Mosque," Trump tweeted as the funeral was taking place. "Very sad that he did not go!"

The White House on Thursday defended Obama's decision not to attend, saying it made more sense for Vice President Biden to go to the funeral because his "security footprint is a little bit lighter." 

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Biden also has a longtime relationship with Scalia's family, according to the White House. And both Scalia and Biden are Roman Catholic.

The president and first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaObama on social media: You’ve got to ‘think before you tweet’ MSNBC trolls Trump with video montage of Obama saying ‘Merry Christmas’ Overnight Regulation: USDA delays healthy school lunch requirements | Senate panel advances controversial environmental pick | Drone industry pushes to ease rules | Dem commish joins energy regulator MORE paid their respects to Scalia on Friday. 

Scalia died Saturday while on a hunting trip in Texas. He was 79.