In his typical fashion, Republican presidential candidate Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump selling 'official' presidential hat for Kerry takes harsh tone on Israel, suggests opening for action at UN CNN's Zakaria gives unexpected defense of Trump's Taiwan call 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!"
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
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."
The president and first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle ObamaWould Aretha Franklin perform at Trump inauguration? ‘Good question.’ White House: Obama has 'no plans' for media career after leaving office Obamas light their final White House Christmas tree MORE paid their respects to Scalia on Friday.
Scalia died Saturday while on a hunting trip in Texas. He was 79.