On Twitter Saturday, GOP front-runner Donald Trump published the following on Twitter:
Now, clearly that's pandering to his millions of followers whose opinion of Islam is, to be charitable, decidedly low. However, he went on "Morning Joe" -- a show absolutely none of his followers watch -- Monday morning to insist that it was just a joke.
"It was a joke," he said. When Scarborough said he thought "it was ironic that after you said, 'nobody should test another man's faith,' that you put up a tweet saying that Barack Obama would've attended Scalia's funeral if it were held at a mosque -- thereby, questioning Barack Obama's faith."
"I did that in fun," Trump replied, "asking, as a question mark, that Obama should have been at Scalia's funeral. He was one of the great men of the last 30 years, and I thought it was inappropriate of him -- I don't know where he was, probably playing golf."
"Yeah, it was Saturday," he added, "he was playing golf," hammering home a point that would probably be more effective if he were actually running against Barack Obama.
Watch the entire interview below via MSNBC.