Trump asks if Obama would have attended Scalia’s funeral were it held at a mosque
Donald Trump on Saturday suggested President Barack Obama would have attended the funeral of Antonin Scalia had the late Supreme Court justice’s service been held in a mosque.
“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.”
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
Trump inferred an old baseless conservative political smear from 2007 that Obama is a covert Muslim extremist hellbent on destroying democracy.
For those who may be too young or have forgotten, Fox News was famous for their political smears against the then-Senator Obama saying things like:
- Obama had attended a radical Islamic madrassa when he was a child in Indonesia.
- Obama supported the release of the “Lockerbie Bomber” Abdel Baset al-Megrahi.
- When Obama was a community organizer he was training for a radical overthrow of the government.
None of these hand any kernel of truth.