President Trump Ends Long Tradition of Celebrating Ramadan in White House


Barack Obama, whose father was Muslim, enjoyed celebrating his Iftar dinner each year.

President Trump just ended a longtime White House tradition and skipped the Ramadan celebration this year.

For the first time in two decades the White House will not celebrate an Iftar Dinner on its grounds. Allahu Akbar. The Washington Post reported:

Ramadan, which falls on the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, started on May 27 this year and ends at sundown Saturday. Muslims around the world will mark the end of the holy month by celebrating the holiday Eid al-Fitr, the “feast of breaking of the fast.”
For the first time in nearly two decades, Ramadan has come and gone without the White House recognizing it with an iftar or Eid celebration, as had taken place each year under the Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations. In recent weeks, several former White House staff members told The Post they would usually begin planning an iftar “months in advance” and didn’t anticipate the Trump White House could pull something off before the end of Ramadan…. read more

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