Trump celebrated the «doubly special» Hanukkah

Trump celebrated the «doubly special» Hanukkah

Yesterday, December 7 – the day after the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel – President Donald trump together with his family celebrated national Jewish holiday Hanukkah. According to the American leader, this year it «doubly special».

«Chanukah is a time when Jewish families around the world to celebrate the wonders of the past and the promise of the future, – said trump in the White house. – Now I think about what is happening, and about love, which is entirely devoted to Israel and Jerusalem.»

LAST NIGHT President Trump, First Lady Melania, VP Pence, Karen Pence, Jared and Ivanka with their children at White House Hanukkah ceremony.

— TRUMP News 24/7 (@MichaelDelauzon) December 8, 2017

Yesterday after the statement of the President of the United States on the status of Jerusalem between Palestinians and Israeli forces began the assaults, which injured about 50 people. World leaders condemned the decision of trump, noting that it will not contribute to the settlement of the conflict in the region, but on the contrary, provoke an aggressive reaction.

Despite the rapid reaction around the world, the White house had complete peace of mind. The President appeared before the people surrounded by family: he was joined by wife Melania, daughter Ivanka, who converted into Judaism after getting married, the son-in-law Jared Kushner and his three grandchildren.

Trump applauded the crowd, which later together with the Orthodox Rabbi Meir by Soloveichik said a prayer. The Rabbi stressed that this year it has special meaning.

We will remind, in 2011 trump on his page on Twitter accused at the time of President Barack Obama that he celebrated Hanukkah in the White house two weeks earlier.

Why was the Hanukah celebration held in the White House two weeks early? @’s presidency wants to vacation in Hawaii in late December. Sad.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 9, 2011

This year Jews around the world will celebrate their national holiday from 12 to 20 December. Thus the President, like his predecessor, was ahead of the event and observed Hanukkah in advance.

NBCNews: «Right now, I’m thinking about what’s going on and the love that’s all over Israel and Jerusalem is all about»

WATCH: President Trump celebrates Hanukkah at the White House.

— Maximiliano Valdes (@maxvaldes) December 8, 2017