Part of the many “duties” of presidents is to celebrate and recognize every holiday/interest group under the sun. Considering we’re a “nation of immigrants,” we have to deal with a LOT of these groups and their insane demands.
As a result, America’s Christian groups and holidays have become increasingly marginalized, while LBGTQSXZYRV and Muslim groups became Obama’s top priority.
But that’s about to change now that Trump’s in office. He’s rightfully focusing on traditional interest groups and refusing to grant outsize influence to those who represent only a fraction of the nation.
This was proven with his administration’s recent decision to eliminate a 2016 Obama plan to fund Islamic groups and hold an Islamic “iftar” dinner for them, depriving them of their primary method of peddling influence on behalf of wealthy Islamic nation.
The new list replaced an Obama list announced January 13, 2017, and it dropped a $800,000 grant for an Islamic seminary in Los Angeles, and a $393,000 grant for a linked organization, the Muslim Public Affairs Council Foundation.
These groups have strong ties to Obama and his cronies, and some of their members often acted as “advisors” for the former president.
DHS Director John Kelly explained his department’s decision chose to eliminate the funds and his plan for combating radicalism in the Muslim community.
“They are out there doing what they think is their religion and think [it is] what they are supposed to be doing…
What I’ve elected to do is take what little money I have in this regard and give it to what I consider to be the time-proven things–law enforcement from an outreach point of view and communities developing relationships,” Kelly said.
Trump has done the right thing to ignore their whining and focus on those who truly have America’s best interests at heart.