President TrumpDonald TrumpMedia giants side with Bannon on request to release Jan. 6 documents Cheney warns of consequences for Trump in dealings with Jan. 6 committee Jan. 6 panel recommends contempt charges for Trump DOJ official MORE on Wednesday said he called New York Gov. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoBriahna Joy Gray says Chris Cuomo will return to CNN following scandal Chris Cuomo: Suspension from CNN 'embarrassing' The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump's pre-debate COVID-19 test sparks criticism MORE (D) and New York City Mayor Bill de BlasioBill de BlasioFirst NYC safe havens for drug use cleared to open, de Blasio says The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - The omicron threat and Biden's plan to beat it NYC officials recommend masks indoors, but won't reimpose mandates 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.
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.