For the first time in 20 years the White House did not host an iftar dinner to commemorate the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. President Trump declined to hold the iftar dinner at the White House, and AG Jeff Sessions also cancelled the annual tradition at the State Department.

The iftar dinner began in 1996 when then-first lady Hillary Clinton hosted prominent members of the Muslim community. George Bush and Barack Obama continued the tradition in the ensuing years.

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump issued a statement to mark the end of Ramadan. But leftwing media outlets noted that the statement was released after Trump was spotted on a golf course he owns in Virginia over the weekend.

Muslim Americans rebuked Trump for ending the 20-year tradition, saying it sends the wrong message to Muslims who have been ostracized and attacked in America in recent months.

“To stop [the dinner] doesn’t send a good message” Imam Talib Shareef told Newsweek.

He added: “You get the chance to go golfing and all this other kind of stuff. How come you don’t have time for a population of your society that needs some assistance?”

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  • WutizaGRANNY!

    Trying to figure out how this is news..he is anti anything other than YT..and how https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9eb2b76e506e38d5072dd1cf3ad262774eb5ffcb7856de93eefa3205f33fbcb1.gif this is different from any other weekend he spends our tax dollars to pleasure himself..oh and to golf..

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Bc he is a insensitive, selfish, culturally intolerant dickhead.

    Who does this surprise?

  • Ro

    Never understood why God allows bad people to exist.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Terrible form.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    I LOVE the Lord & I still wonder why? #realTALK
    But, God is looooooooooooooooooooongSUFFERING and is ALWAYS allowing humans to turn from their wicked ways. #grace

  • Jen_no_juice

    How come you don’t have time for a population of your society that needs some assistance?”
    -------------------------
    Black folks been asking this for years. Please get in line. Besides Trump told y'all he didn't like Muslims. 1. Why y'all surprised he cancelled? 2. Would you go to someone's house when they ain't like you and want you banned?

  • Hell_On_Heelz

    Hilarious, how he can bodysham individuals yet he's looking like a beach whale!

  • EMILY POST

    It was something Bill Clinton started... 20yrs ago... and the last two Presidents did it... 3 Presidents out of 45... Real Tradition.
    He needs to be solving so problems.... Putting some solutions forth I could careless either way.

  • Branch Davidian

    Trump did try to make amends by running over a bunch of people in his golf cart and blowing up the bathroom after eating a taco salad. He IS culturally sensitive no matter what you hippies say!!

  • klwbaby

    Why are they surprised? That travel ban didn't give them a hint that trump is not checking for Muslims.

  • SumthinSweeter

    truth!

  • JV

    iron your pants

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Yeah he's solving problems.......... on the golf course.

  • Soda

    He probably would have had a menu filled with pork products anyway so it's all for the best.

  • Soda
  • Yoni7

    tsk tsk

  • Genia

    Question: When he goes to his own Golf Resort...isn't the american tax payers actually paying that expense, for him, his staff and his security detail? And is that not a conflict of interest?

  • Peter Piper ATL

    I have a Muslim friend who is now mad at me for inviting him over while we were having a soul food dinner over the weekend. He thought I was trying to be messy. But he called me while I was finishing up the garlic and butter seasoning for my neck bones. I said just come on through, friends were here. We had lots of food and booze.

    Marijuana made an appearance as well.

    Now, if I tell you "friends are here", wouldn't you expect that some food is being served or available?

    He was especially bothered by the abundance of pork. Honey, I'm not no damn Muslim--I'm gonna eat me some pork chops, neck bones and pork ribs. You can get mad or you can even watch me eat--I don't give a damn. This is my house.

    He said I was taunting him and belittling his faith. A faith he picked up by reading Farrakhan newspapers in federal prison. But I digress.

    This Negro is actually mad and not speaking to me right now. People need to stop being so sensitive.

  • Genia

    Just to be a devil's advocate, though i'm sure you meant no real offense it does sound a little insensitive...were you not aware of the customs? ....did you prepare something specifically for him? Would you have been more sensitive to his beliefs if he was born Muslim and had not come to his beliefs via Prison?

  • Hair Lova ???

    New post up yonder. Folks and their off spring

  • Messenger

    He is evil that's why he didn't do it. Was scared he'd get struck by lightning.

  • Hair Lova ???

    It was a last minute invite. I would be side eying if she had in items him before hand, knew he was coming was coming and just had no fawks bout him. Since it was a last minute "oh I can swing by type of thing" was she then supposed to stop cooking and run out to the supermarket?

    I need the flip side if they are friends I am sure gen on sure he eats pork. I'd have walked with my own grub.

  • PlayerP

    Who didn't see this coming???

  • Genia

    ok...i get the last minute thing...guess he should have politely declined the invite

  • Hair Lova ???

    I agree

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Yup. Even Stevie Wonder saw this coming.
    Not gonna get all worked up over this, though.

    #notmyfight

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Interesting questions, but HE called ME. I do entertain pretty regularly in the summer months and I think he assumed a lot of things.

    I don't cater my menu to appeal to people whose diets are subject to whatever religion they are claiming this month, no shade. Before he got caught up in that mess he was in, he was a Baptist.

    I didn't warn him about the food because it honestly didn't occur to me to do so. Its not my fault he got here hungry and got supposedly sick smelling the pork. He blew it all out of proportion.

    Maybe he shoulda stopped to Popeye's before he got here.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Thanks Dear. He felt ambushed and I don't understand. He said he was pressured by another friend's female companion who was here to try the pork because she told him her ex-husband was a Muslim and he ate pork all the time. But her convo with him had nothing to do with me. I really don't know her like that and I'm not the conversation police anyway.

    He is really upset and I think its kind of an extreme reaction. We had chicken too, but he said the pork smell made him throw up--twice. Drama queen.

    I don't usually trip on people's over-the-top emotional outbursts, but I have to admit I feel bad about him being so pissed and assuming I was trying to harm him.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    I told him come through, he said OK. It was kind of an impromptu thing because of the rain in ATL over those preceding few days.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    He knows how I do whenever we have cookouts or gatherings. There's gonna be pork.

    We do the seafood thing a lot too, but not this time around.

    I suspect he was mad because a certain person was here but I can't be sure. I'm leaving it alone and it now belongs to The Lord.

  • Lucy

    Total Disgrace.

  • Genia

    LMAO Savage...shoot me your address "Im hungry"

  • Hair Lova ???

    Lmfao yes child give it to the lord. And he needs to cut it. Lmfaooooo big mad over another guest blaming it on your abundance of pork. Child please

  • Waya Hedia

    Trump returns to over 200 year old tradition of NOT hosting Ramadan dinner. Fixed it for ya.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Sounds like a cousin of mine. He tries to get his women to wear the long clothes and head garb even on the beach -- and where is he -- on the other end of the beach smoking weed and checking out girls in bikinis... Hasn't been to the mosque in years, doesn't read the Quaran, was raised Baptist and his only claim to Muslim fame is that he doesn't eat pork.. Every know and then he'll try to impart some 'wisdom' and I'm like N***ah Pulease!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    You can't help it if your food is savory and delicious!!! That fool wasn't hungry or he woulda ate the damn chicken!!! LOLLOLLOL!!!!!! Truly a drama queen. Don't feel bad. Shyt!!! Your house your rules and that's that. I've been to events where all meats were on one table and everything thing else was on another table in order to accommodate non meat eaters. That's as far as it went...

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    This can't be a surprise to anyone including Muslims....

  • Vegas1989

    You were kind of enough to fix a to go plate right?....LOL.....Pass me a rib please...I don't eat pork any more but a good rib...I tear it up..,....LOL

  • Quitedeliteful

    Muslims should be relieved. Do they really want to sit around having forced small talk with a man who really doesn't understand or care for them...

  • Vegas1989

    Too Funny....I will be stopping by after work for leftovers...I will bring the Tito's and cranberry....LOL

  • Indies beauty

    Trump said he don'give a fuhk. Straight up...Just like that

  • EMILY POST

    Stalker... go away now...

  • hottlanta

    He sounds like one of those black people who turn into a Muslims every 11 months. After Thanksgiving after eating up your food, December 1st they turn into a Muslim to keep from buying Christmas gifts.

  • AG

    Right! I hatr all this PC language..."He's sending the wrong message." He does not like, or support Muslims. The end.

  • Mrs. ??????????

    He added: “You get the chance to go golfing and all this other kind of stuff. How come you don’t have time for a population of your society that needs some assistance?”

    Asking Trump that question is like me asking my dog to stop farting while laying on the floor in front of the sofa.

  • ouzad D

    damn Trump getting fat

  • A D N

    Good point.

  • A D N

    A host caters to the guests needs and diets. I also hate the smell of pork. Yuck! I am not muslim. However, you were just cooking, and told him to come on over, supposedly just to hang out. He should have refrain if this is a holy period for him.

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    Why did "ole fat azz." in Cookie Lyon's voice, jump in my head when I saw that pic of The Donald? SN: His pants are fitting like gauchos. wtw?

  • Joi Williams

    His lack of respect for the Muslim community is disgusting!

  • Quitedeliteful

    ??? Yup, that's him. He tried to get married in a mosque and the Imam told him no! #fakeazzmuslim

  • Guess Who

    He looks like he smells like doodoo

  • TawnyDelux

    He got those old teacher bodies. Ew