President Trump Forgoes Tradition Started By Bill Clinton… Doesn’t Host White House Ramadan Dinner (Video)
Christmas at the White House should be awesome this year! It’s not a tradition. Traditions are handed down from generation to generation standing the test of time. This was just a dinner at the Whitehouse by three presidents that were trying to garner votes from the Muslim community. Thank you, President Trump, for staying strong and not bowing to “political correctness.”
Good! Contrary to liberal blather, Islam is not a part of the fabric of this nation and its teachings are not compatible with our values. Here is a list of all of the Islamic countries that hold state dinners for Christmas and Easter: Oh, wait… there aren’t any.
100%FedUp: Never mind that the Trump’s had a previous engagement…it’s just a great excuse for the left to justify their false claims that our President is an “Islamaphobe”…
President Trump broke with 20 years of White House tradition by opting not to host a dinner to mark the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting and reflection.
Instead of a dinner commemorating the religious holiday Eid al-Fitr, the president and first lady Melania Trump released a statement on Saturday offering “warm greetings.”
“Muslims in the United States joined those around the world during the holy month of Ramadan to focus on acts of faith and charity,” they said. “Now, as they commemorate Eid with family and friends, they carry on the tradition of helping neighbors and breaking bread with people from all walks of life.”
The past three administrations – Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama – have held traditional iftar dinners that often included members of Congress and prominent members of the Muslim community. –NYP
President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump instead attended Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin’s third wedding to actress Louise Linton.
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The Hill: President Trump issued a statement Saturday greeting Muslims as they celebrate the holiday of Eid al-Fitr, breaking with nearly two decades of tradition of holding an iftar dinner to commemorate Ramadan.
“On behalf of the American people,” President Trump said in the statement, “Melania and I send our warm greetings to Muslims as they celebrate Eid al-Fitr.”
The holiday marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.
The dinners began under President Clinton and were continued by President George W. Bush and Barack Obama. The iftar dinner at the White House is usually attended by prominent members of the Muslim community, diplomats, and Congress members.
“Muslims in the United States joined those around the world during the holy month of Ramadan to focus on acts of faith and charity,” Trump said. “During this holiday, we are reminded of the importance of mercy, compassion, and goodwill. With Muslims around the world, the United States renews our commitment to honor these values.” More