By Jessica DyeThe White House has an odd tradition of hosting events that are more than just ceremonial.
In honor of Thanksgiving, the first one in the White and Gold, was a traditional day of picnics, games, and family gatherings.
The next was a “White Christmas” event on the Capitol grounds.
And last year, the president invited Americans to join him in a celebration of “Black History Month.”
This year, a White House spokesperson has told The Huffington Posts that there will be no “Black Christmas” events.
This week, the official White House account took to Twitter to clarify that “there will be a special Thanksgiving Day event for Americans who celebrate the American flag.”
“As the President said, the ‘White Christmas’ is a holiday that celebrates the freedom to live free from discrimination and oppression, and that includes Black people,” the White house tweeted on Thursday.
“As we continue to celebrate Black History Month, we are happy to continue the tradition of honoring the freedom of all Americans to celebrate their culture, traditions and history with the dignity and respect that our country demands.
We will continue to provide more details on the event in the coming weeks.”
The White house spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The president’s tweet about “Black history” is also the first in a string of comments the Whitehouse has made in the past few days about the significance of the holiday.
In an interview on Friday, President Donald Trump made clear that the holiday should be a time for celebration.
“It’s a time to reflect on history,” he said.
“I know we have a great history, I know we’ve had great times, but there’s something to be said for celebrating history and remembering our roots and history.”
The president also told reporters that the “White House” should be “more inclusive and welcoming” toward people of color.
“When you look at the fact that there are millions of people that are in jail, that are being mistreated,” he told reporters.
“When you talk about how they feel about the fact we don’t welcome them in the same way as we welcome everybody else, that’s really a big problem.
And I think we need to do a better job, and we need people to understand that we are a melting pot and we welcome everyone.””
And so, you know, I think the people in charge, I mean, I understand they want to have a ‘White House,’ a welcoming ‘White house,’ but I’m sure the President would say that is not a White house,” he added.
“It’s actually a place where we are all in the country.”
The tweets about the “Black holiday” were not the first time the WhiteHouse has come under fire for not being inclusive of people of Color.
Earlier this month, the White Houses Twitter account retweeted a post about the #BlackLivesMatter movement, which was organized by Black people of the United States.
The post said that “the Black lives matter movement is a new social movement that is fighting to bring awareness to the issues that impact Black people in our society.
#BlackMatter”Earlier this month in a tweet, the administration was criticized for a tweet it shared in which it said, “the first Black president doesn’t get it, the second Black president gets it.”
In the tweet, it included a quote from then-Vice President Joe Biden, who was also a member of the first African-American president.
In the tweet on Thursday, the tweet included a line from Biden’s biography, which reads, “The first Black President doesn’t see what the Black lives are worth.”