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Monday, 26 June 2017

For the first time in two decades, the White House did not host a Ramadan dinner

Instead, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania released a statement on Saturday wishing "warm greetings" to those celebrating Eid al-Fitr. The statement partly reads, 'muslims in the United States joined those around the world during the holy month of Ramadan to focus on acts of faith and charity.
Breaking with tradition, the White House under President Donald Trump did not host an iftar dinner, the meal Muslims eat to break their daily fast during Ramadan.
The dinner, which has been often attended by prominent members of the U.S. Muslim community, began in 1996 during former President Bill Clinton’s White House tenure and continued throughout George W. Bush Jr . and Barack Obama's administrations.
The statement read in full:
"On behalf of the American people, Melania and I send our warm greetings to Muslims as they celebrate Eidal-Fitr. Muslims in the United States joined those around the world during the holy month of Ramadan to focus on acts of faith and charity.  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. 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. Eid Mubarak".

32 Comments:

  • At 26 June 2017 at 05:30 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    President Jefferson hosted the first iftar in 1805. But it's a good thing that President Trump stops it. You can still remember that last December, one of their sheikhs said any moslem wishing merry Christmas to Christians deserves death. Therefore, why would any reasonable person eat with them

     
  • At 26 June 2017 at 06:02 , Blogger frank lucas said...

    My Man. Go TRUMP!!!!!!!!!!

     
  • At 26 June 2017 at 06:08 , Blogger GALORE said...

    I hope Muslim's around the world would reduce their acts of barbarism


    They are just animals... Fasting don't change them

    What am I even saying sef? MUmu people wake up for 4am Dem chop correct food oo. .after then, Dem go back to sleep then around 6pm again Dem eat for evening.. Is that one fasting?

    Yeye dey smell



    @Galore

     
  • At 26 June 2017 at 06:37 , Blogger Abdullahi Mohammed said...

    That man is a curse on America what he's he trying to prove " is it I hate Muslims " the two faced idiot so why do you go to Saudi Arabia if you don't like their religion you can love me & hate my dog he's on his last leg something will come up which even the Republicans won't be able to support & out he goes

     
  • At 26 June 2017 at 06:39 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Trump my man.has Saudi Arabia ever celebrated Christmas dinner.so why e dey worry them.they want ppl to tolerate dem but they don't tolerate odaz.carry on my presido

     
  • At 26 June 2017 at 06:47 , Blogger daniel ubong said...

    Very good.

     
  • At 26 June 2017 at 06:52 , Blogger RareSpecie Z said...

    Lol.
    Trump is unpredictable.
    He a tough one n a hard nut 2 krack.

     
  • At 26 June 2017 at 06:53 , Blogger Hephzibah Ariella said...

    Enter your comment...Nice one Mr. president,he doesn't pretend just like me,a no nonsense president#thumbsup

     
  • At 26 June 2017 at 06:54 , Blogger Hephzibah Ariella said...

    Enter your comment...y would he host a dinner for terrorist,keep bullshitting them

     
  • At 26 June 2017 at 07:15 , Blogger Manuel Kunmi said...

    hmmmmn issokai

     
  • At 26 June 2017 at 07:26 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Nice one Trump.... God bless you Sir. For the first time after Buhari become president Abj was not decorated during Christmas πŸŽ„. CRK removew... Linda you will report that one. Audio call between Bauchi State Governor and Ibukunle Amasun where the Aboki governor was telling him how they will frustrated Igbos in this country was leaked but you Linda did not post it. God is watching u. But when you hear anything about IPOB U will be the first person to report it and condemn them. You will think you have it all now. Don't worry!

     
  • At 26 June 2017 at 07:26 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Nice one Trump.... God bless you Sir. For the first time after Buhari become president Abj was not decorated during Christmas πŸŽ„. CRK removew... Linda you will report that one. Audio call between Bauchi State Governor and Ibukunle Amasun where the Aboki governor was telling him how they will frustrated Igbos in this country was leaked but you Linda did not post it. God is watching u. But when you hear anything about IPOB U will be the first person to report it and condemn them. You will think you have it all now. Don't worry!

     
  • At 26 June 2017 at 07:28 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Trump d only president dat's keeping his campaign promising. Carry go.

     
  • At 26 June 2017 at 07:30 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    D should even thank God atleast he sent them a massage.

     
  • At 26 June 2017 at 07:40 , Blogger muhad said...

    May Almighty Allah have mercy on you...

     
  • At 26 June 2017 at 07:58 , Blogger chy said...

    Nice one Trump

     
  • At 26 June 2017 at 08:05 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Nyc 1 president Trump!

     
  • At 26 June 2017 at 08:29 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    God bless dear. Mumu people,always looking for trouble.

     
  • At 26 June 2017 at 08:33 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    God bless u my best president. Muslims always wants Christian to do it their way while reverse s the case.

     
  • At 26 June 2017 at 08:40 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Are you done? Can I ask you one vital question? Were you born blind or without a brain? If you aren't, please seek help cos you can't move forward from hate if you keep seeing and thinking this way. God help you

     
  • At 26 June 2017 at 08:40 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    God punish you ,when the big place in Saudi ARABIA starts hosting Christmas and Hindu parties the the white house will host you animals .

     
  • At 26 June 2017 at 08:42 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Anybody that doesn't like this should go to Saudi Arabia and do iftar there ..

     
  • At 26 June 2017 at 09:13 , Blogger RareSpecie Z said...

    Lol.
    U crazy.
    Prolly Nasty too. 😁😁😁

     
  • At 26 June 2017 at 09:42 , Blogger pokaface said...

    He is not a curse, please tell us one "uncursed" muslim leader who breaks bread with Christians on Christmas day.

     
  • At 26 June 2017 at 11:19 , Anonymous Hrm paul said...

    Abdulahi thunder fire ya blockos uncircumcised slave.The Muslim religion is a slave religion u guys are piece of shit fucking terrorist if Hitler was alive he would have killed all Muslims. Muslims are babaric cock roaches stinking pigs.wen trump banned u guys from coming to America y did u guys complain stay in ur fucking home.trump hates Muslims bcos u guys are killers and sadist primitive butchers

     
  • At 26 June 2017 at 11:19 , Anonymous Hrm paul said...

    Abdulahi thunder fire ya blockos uncircumcised slave.The Muslim religion is a slave religion u guys are piece of shit fucking terrorist if Hitler was alive he would have killed all Muslims. Muslims are babaric cock roaches stinking pigs.wen trump banned u guys from coming to America y did u guys complain stay in ur fucking home.trump hates Muslims bcos u guys are killers and sadist primitive butchers

     
  • At 26 June 2017 at 11:40 , Blogger Vivian Reginalds said...

    hahaha
    -D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

     
  • At 26 June 2017 at 12:02 , Blogger Andre Cooper said...

    God bless you trump!

     
  • At 26 June 2017 at 13:43 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    This is why I love trump, Muslims my foot, the most barbaric terrorist in the world, trump please eject all Muslims from America, they are animals

     
  • At 26 June 2017 at 14:02 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    My question now is can Saudi host Christmas dinner? Out of libralization we open door for evil

     
  • At 26 June 2017 at 14:54 , Anonymous OSINANL said...

    God bless you Galore... You really hit the nail on the head

     
  • At 27 June 2017 at 18:07 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Thunder fire all the Muslims nd linda ikeji join

     

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