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Trump holds Diwali celebrations at White House

United States President Donald Trump hosted Diwali celebrations at the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Tuesday (local time). Today, we gathered for Diwali, a holiday observed by Buddhists, Sikhs, and Jains throughout the United States around the world. Hundreds of millions of people have gathered with family friends to light the Diya and to mark the beginning of a New Year, he tweeted.He started the celebration by remembering those who have lost their lives in the California wildfires, and said, We mourn the lives of those lost and we pray for the victims. And there are more victims than anybody would ever even think possible. I want to thank the firefighters and FEMA and first responders for their incredible courage in the face of very grave danger. Trump further highlighted that he had signed a disaster declaration for the state of California on Monday to do everything to support and protect our fellow citizens in harm s way . Our nation is blessed to be home to

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