Trump cites Ramadan as time of ‘hope, tolerance and peace’

2000 (2)Source: Associated Press

By KEVIN FREKING

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump celebrated the month of Ramadan Monday evening as a time when people join forces in “pursuit of hope, tolerance and peace.”

Trump held an iftar dinner for ambassadors and members of the diplomatic corps representing Muslim-majority nations.

The dinner breaks the daylong fast that Muslims follow during Ramadan. They have been held regularly at the White House since the Clinton administration as a form of outreach to the Muslim world.

Trump said it’s been a rough period recently for people of all faiths. He cited attacks on Muslims in New Zealand, Christians in Sri Lanka and Jews in California and Pittsburgh.

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Categories: America, Ramadan, Trump, USA

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