Trump Open to Celebrating Ramadan at White House, Keeping Pride Month Declaration

Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump spoke with ABC News' Jonathan Karl.

ByABC News
June 21, 2016, 3:56 PM

— -- Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump told ABC News’ Jonathan Karl that he is open to possibility of continuing to declare LGBT pride month and that “it wouldn’t bother” him to celebrate Ramadan with an Iftar dinner at the White House.

Trump’s interview with ABC News came just days ahead of his private meeting in New York today with approximately 1,000 evangelical leaders –- some of whom are sure to disagree with Trump on one or both of the ideas.

“I would look into it,” Trump said in an interview on Friday when asked if he’d continue declaring June as LGBT Pride Month, as President Obama has done.

Trump then went on to argue that he is stronger on the issue than is presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, because he says that she has accepted money from countries that do not respect gay rights through the Clinton Foundation.

“I’m better for women and I’m better for gays. I am better for a lot of people and I think people are starting to see that,” Trump said.

Trump also indicated to Karl that he’d be open to continuing the tradition of hosting an Iftar dinner in celebration of the Muslim holiday of Ramadan, as both President Obama and Bush have done.

“It wouldn’t bother me. It wouldn’t bother me,” Trump said. “It’s not something I’ve given a lot of thought to but it wouldn’t bother me.”