Ex – president Barack Hussein Obama enjoyed celebrating his Iftar dinner each year.
Now that tradition is over. President Trump skipped the Ramadan celebration this year, ending a tradition that has been observed at the White House for more than 20 years.
According to Washingtonfeed, Trump did not hold an iftar dinner to commemorate Ramadan, showing that he, unlike Obama, puts the American people first and cares for their beliefs.
However, president Trump, who stayed over at the White House for the weekend, issued a statement Saturday morning to celebrate the occasion, which marks the end of the holy month.
“On behalf of the American people, Melania and I send our warm greetings to Muslims as they celebrate Eid al-Fitr,” the statement from President Trump reads. “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.”
The State Department issued its own statement Saturday marking the holiday.
“On behalf of the U.S. Department of State, best wishes to all Muslims celebrating Eid al-Fitr,” adding “This day offers an opportunity to reflect on our shared commitment to building peaceful and prosperous communities.”
State Secretary Rex Tillerson also declined to host a reception to mark the holiday. In late May, he informed that the State Department would stop the tradition and not host a Ramadan reception. However, he did send ‘best wishes’ message to to all Muslims.
Now this move will likely be considered as racist by the Left in America an against religious rights, but on the other hand, there is absolutely no logic in forcing the White House to “celebrate” a holiday that has nothing to do with American tradition. This needed to be done as America is a Constitutional Republic which Islam has no respect for.
Ramadan, which falls on the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, started on May 27 this year and ended at sundown Saturday. Muslims around the world marked the end of the holy month by celebrating the holiday Eid al-Fitr, the “feast of breaking of the fast,” reports The Gateway Pundit.