Rex Tillerson Declines to Host Ramadan Celebration at State Department

Rex Tillerson Declines to Host Ramadan Celebration at State Department, by Ben Kew.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has declined to host an event to celebrate the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, ending a bipartisan tradition of marking the occasion for nearly 20 years

The tradition of hosting a Ramadan event was initiated by Secretary of State Madeleine Albright under Bill Clinton and has been repeated yearly by every administration since. The department also marks the Hindu festival of Diwali, while the White House hosts events at Christmas and Easter as well as during the Jewish holiday of Passover.

You don’t celebrate your opponent’s traditions.

hat-tip Stephen Neil