Donald Trump hosts his first iftar dinner at White House


WASHINGTON: United States (US) President Donald Trump on Wednesday hosted his first iftar dinner at White House, an overture that surprised the Muslim community.

More than 50 guests were invited to the White House, including Saudi Ambassador Prince Khalid Bin Salman and Jordanian Ambassador Dina Kawar.

Ambassadors were also invited from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt, Tunisia, Iraq, Qatar, Bahrain, Morocco, Algeria and Libya.

Trump spoke during the iftar dinner, on unity and recognising members of the Muslims community at home and abroad.

“To each of you and to the Muslims around the world: Ramzan Mubarak,” the US president said.

Trump also said, “Tonight, we give thanks for the renewed bonds of friendship and cooperation we have forged with our valued partners from all across the Middle East.”

On the other hand, Several American Muslim groups protested outside White House.

The demonstrators displayed slogans pertaining to Trump’s efforts to ban immigrants from several Muslim- majority countries.