Trump's first White House Hanukkah party was missing a few things

Trump celebrates Hanukkah
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President Trump hosted his first Hanukkah party Thursday, and although there were several rabbis and a spread of kosher food — lamb chops, latkes, baked goods — there were some notable absences. For example: Democrats.

Trump left all Democratic lawmakers off the list of 300 guests; the only visible Democrat was Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, according to attendee Nathan Diament, from the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America. "It's deeply unfortunate that the White House Hanukkah party — a bipartisan event bringing together Jewish and non-Jewish leaders alike to celebrate the Festival of Lights since 2001 — has turned into a partisan affair under this administration," said Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.).

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