Trump promises Cuomo, de Blasio full support after NYC attack

Trump promises Cuomo, de Blasio full support after NYC attack
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report - White House, Congress: Urgency of now around budget GOP presses Trump to make a deal on spending Democrats wary of handing Trump a win on infrastructure MORE on Wednesday said he called New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and New York City Mayor Bill de BlasioBill de BlasioSouth Bend newspaper highlights Buttigieg's absences in recent months De Blasio pitches himself as tough New Yorker who can take on 'Don the con' Here are the potential candidates still eyeing 2020 bids MORE (D) following a deadly attack in New York City.

“Just spoke with @NYGovCuomo and @NYCMayor de Blasio to let them know that the federal government... ...fully supports any and all of their efforts with respect to the West Side attack. #NYCStrong,” Trump wrote in two tweets.

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Trump called the New York lawmakers after both had said at a press conference earlier in the day that the president had not reached out following the truck attack that left eight people dead in lower Manhattan. 

De Blasio said he received calls from Trump’s Homeland Security adviser, Tom Bossert, and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke.

The White House also confirmed during the Wednesday press briefing that Trump called the mayor and the governor.

The suspect in the attack, 29 year-old Sayfullo Saipov, has been taken into custody.

The New York Police Department's (NYPD) deputy commissioner for intelligence and counter-terrorism, John Miller, said in a Wednesday press briefing that the alleged attacker committed the act “in the name of” the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.