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Trump hosts first iftar dinner

President Trump hosted a number of diplomats from Muslim countries on Wednesday night for the administration's first iftar, an evening meal that breaks the fast during Ramadan.

Guests include, per Bloomberg's Jennifer Jacobs: Ambassadors from Yemen, Jordan, Kuwait, UAE, Bangladesh, Sudan, and more.

  • The Islamic Society of North America and the Council on American-Islamic Relations said they were not invited, the Huffington Post reported.
  • Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said there would be between 30 and 40 people attending, per the AP.

The practice of hosting iftar at the White House has been observed since Bill Clinton's administration, but Trump declined to do so in the first year of his administration.

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