Donald Trump and those closest to him have repeatedly made it clear that the only people they care about is themselves. They’ve proven this to be true with their exclusive policies and blatant attempts to ensure that health care, something that should be a right for all Americans, is a privilege reserved for only those with privilege.
As if their elitist politics aren’t enough, Trump and his allies have also displayed a knack for using people from marginalized groups when it’s convenient for them, then throwing them aside like trash. In that same vein, Trump’s recent trip to the Middle East and yapping about how happy he was to be there, proved that he has no clue just how racist his proposed Muslim Ban really is.
While in Saudi Arabia, Trump paraded around like he has been inclusive, caring, and kind to Muslims worldwide. Most say that his facade of inclusion was just a ploy to close oil, real estate, and various other deals that will ultimately benefit his personal business holdings, as well as those of many of his allies. Regardless, one would expect that Trump would at least continue his facade by fake caring about Muslims in simple, but important ways.
One of the simplest ways Trump could pretend to care about Muslims is to host the White House Eid al-Fitr dinner that commanders have held for the last 20 years or so. Translated verbatim, Eid al-Fitr, means festival of breaking the fast and is the day that Muslims worldwide celebrate breaking their month of holy prayer and fasting for Ramadan.
However, since Trump doesn’t care and his actions have already spoken for his racist ways, for the first time in almost 20 years he will be the first commander-in-chief not to host a dinner for Eid. Instead, Donald and Melania Trump released a statement giving “warm greetings” to those celebrating Eid al-Fitr.
They also said:
‘Muslims in the United States joined those around the world during the holy month of Ramadan to focus on acts of faith and charity. Now, as they commemorate Eid with family and friends, they carry on the tradition of helping neighbors and breaking bread with people from all walks of life.’
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