Trump Broke 20-Year Tradition by Not Celebrating Ramadan at White House
President Donald Trump sent countless liberals into yet another unhinged tizzy Saturday by breaking with a 20-year tradition and not hosting an Eid al-Fitr (or Iftar) dinner in celebration of the end of Ramadan.
Instead the president released a statement of solidarity via the White House.
“On behalf of the American people, Melania and I send our warm greetings to Muslims as they celebrate Eid al-Fitr …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 al-Fitr simply refers to a “feast of breaking of the fast” celebrated by Muslims worldwide at the end of Ramadan, as noted by TheBlaze.
The tradition of hosting an Eid al-Fitr dinner reportedly began with former President Bill Clinton but ended this weekend with President Trump.
Not shockingly, liberals were aghast.
“By cancelling the White House Eid celebration, Trump insulted America’s First Amendment,” liberal Will Gore whined in an op-ed for The U.K. Independent.
What in the world does the president choosing to personally not celebrate Eid al-Fitr have to do with the First Amendment? It’s not like he forced others to also not participate.
Of course, Gore’s idiocy still paled in comparison to that of The Washington Post, which published a completely fake news story claiming that former President Thomas Jefferson held the first ever Eid al-Fitr dinner in 1805. That’s a lie.
While Jefferson did hold a dinner with a diplomatic envoy from the Bey of Tunis, it had nothing to do with Ramadan, according to Breitbart.
“President Thomas Jefferson simply did not hold any Iftar dinner in the White House, nor did he intend to honor Islam that day,” the conservative news site reported. “To claim that the very first president to authorize war against Muslims would have hosted a dinner to honor Islam is an absurdity of the first order.”
But while bad, these absurd op-eds and reports from the phony liberal media were nothing compared to the animosity seen on social media:
Trump's refusal to mark the end of Ramadan (which began with Thomas Jefferson) is a proud, brazen declaration of his racist Islamaphobia.
— Scott Derrickson (@scottderrickson) June 25, 2017
I can explain why. Trump is a racist & he discriminates against Muslims so him not marking the end of Ramadan ? Is not s surprise https://t.co/vGMPc3Xcb6
— We R Watching you ? (@Freedom_24_365) June 27, 2017
you deny donald trump to be a racist but he just cancel the Ramadan dinner lmao y'all look so ridiculous
— bek?️? (@chobiksoo) June 26, 2017
Cry me a river …
America is not a Muslim nation, so Trump had no obligation to hold an Eid al-Fitr dinner, meaning there was nothing immoral, illegal or “racist” about his decision, period, end of story.
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