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.