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President Trump on Wednesday hosted his first Iftar dinner to celebrate Ramadan, where he extolled the virtues of the Muslim holy month and called for cooperation in the Middle East.
"Tonight as we enjoy a magnificent dinner at the White House, let us strive to embody the grace and goodwill that mark the Ramadan season," Trump told attendees.
"Let us pray for peace and justice and let us resolve that these values will guide us as we work together to build a bright and prosperous future that does honor and glory to God," he continued.
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Iftars represent the end of daily fasts that Muslims observe during Ramadan. Trump referred to the dinner as "a sacred tradition of one of the world's great religions."
Attendees included Vice President Pence and a few other Cabinet members, as well as ambassadors from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Tunisia, Kuwait, Indonesia, Jordan and other Muslim-majority countries.
Trump reflected fondly on his trip last year to Saudi Arabia, and said the administration has "made a lot of progress" on relations in the Middle East in the past year.
"Only by working together can we achieve a future of prosperity and security for all," he said.
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President Trump Hosts His First Iftar Dinner at the White House
Wishing Muslims around the world a “Ramadan Mubarak” — a blessed holiday — President Donald Trump on Wednesday hosted his first White House dinner for Islam’s holy month of Ramadan, an overture that surprised many in the Muslim community after he skipped hosting such a meal last year.Speaking at an iftar dinner, which breaks the daylong fast, Trump offered a message of unity, recognizing members of the Muslim community at home and abroad.- Fox News (@FoxNews)
Trump broke with nearly two decades of presidential tradition last year when hean Iftar dinner.
The president has faced criticism at various times since the 2016 campaign for his rhetoric about Islam and Muslims.
While on the campaign trail, Trump called for a ban on Muslims entering the country to combat terrorist attacks, and told CNN that "."
His administration has since issued multiple versions of a travel ban that restricts citizens of multiple Middle East countries from entering the U.S. The Supreme Court is expected tosoon on the legality of the ban.
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