Trump to Honor Ramadan With Iftar Dinner at the White House

After taking a break from the tradition in 2017, it's back to business as usual.

He’s just like any other politician.

On Wednesday of next week, President Trump will host an iftar dinner at the White House, in honor of the Muslim holiday, Ramadan.

I guess it only took a year to get settled in. Last year, the Trump White House broke with a tradition that has been around since the Clinton White House. I’m going to guess it seemed out of place, given the battle that was raging, in regards to Trump’s ban on Muslim travel to the United States.

This year, however, it’s all water under the bridge.

So what is iftar?

During the month of Ramadan, Muslims fast from dawn to sunset and they break the fast with a meal known as an iftar.

Holding this dinner at the White House is just one more way Trump seems to be signaling a bend away from, if not a complete break away from what his most ardent supporters expect from him.

In a statement issued last month marking the start of Ramadan, Trump said, “Ramadan reminds us of the richness Muslims add to the religious tapestry of American life.”

So no more talk of a Muslim ban?

He’s evolving.

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MistyBat
MistyBat

Me neither. But the Muslim mayor of London seems pretty charming.

Susan_Wright
Susan_Wright

Editor

I dont live in London. I've never even visited.

streiff_is_a_moron
streiff_is_a_moron

So why aren't YOU writing something? Why should Susan listen to any of your demands? Why should someone else do what you surely must be capable of doing for yourself. Unless you are illiterate. I suppose that is a real possibility. If I'm smug and arrogant it's only because I CAN read and write for myself and I don't waste my time begging people to write what I WANT to hear to feel better about the world. That and I didn't vote for Trump. Anyone who didn't vote for Trump should be proud (except Hillary voters).

Clodagh
Clodagh

Yeah, Streiff_who_lives_in_your_mind_rent_free, you keep thinking it's fake news. You're smug and arrogant and apparently like reading gossip instead of facts.

streiff_is_a_moron
streiff_is_a_moron

Clodagh - are you illiterate and incapable of writing something yourself? Be the change you wish to see in the "fake news".