On Sunday, President Obama celebrated the Muslim holiday of Ramadan with a statement from the White House. But does it contain a swipe at Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump?
Obama said in the statement:
As Muslim Americans celebrate the holy month, I am reminded that we are one American family. I stand firmly with Muslim American communities in rejection of the voices that seek to divide us or limit our religious freedoms or civil rights. I stand committed to safeguarding the civil rights of all Americans no matter their religion or appearance. I stand in celebration of our common humanity and dedication to peace and justice for all.
And in this month of reflection, we cannot forget the millions of lives that have been displaced by conflict and struggle, across the world and in our own backyards. Far too many Muslims may not be able to observe Ramadan from the comfort of their own homes this year or afford to celebrate Eid with their children. We must continue working together to alleviate the suffering of these individuals. This sacred time reminds us of our common obligations to uphold the dignity of every human being. We will continue to welcome immigrants and refugees into our nation, including those who are Muslim.
Was Obama talking about Trump when he said, “I stand firmly with Muslim American communities in rejection of the voices that seek to divide us or limit our religious freedoms or civil rights?” Was it a message to Trump when he said, “We will continue to welcome immigrants and refugees into our nation, including those who are Muslim?”
Many on Twitter said YES!
Offering best wishes to Muslim Americans on the occasion of Ramadan, Pres Obama slams divisive comments by @realDonaldTrump.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 5, 2016
Trump shade in Obama’s statement on Ramadan. pic.twitter.com/cOWtphsgl6
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) June 6, 2016
— Han Fastolfe (@R_Daneel_0livaw) June 6, 2016
— The Hill (@thehill) June 6, 2016
What do you think? Was Obama sending a message to Trump through his statement on Ramadan? Sound off in the comments below!