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 TrumpSchiff pleads to Senate GOP: 'Right matters. And the truth matters.' Anita Hill to Iowa crowd: 'Statute of limitations' for Biden apology is 'up' Sen. Van Hollen releases documents from GAO investigation MORE on Wednesday said he called New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and New York City Mayor Bill de BlasioBill de BlasioNew York City bans cashless businesses How far will New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio go to protect undocumented aliens? The Hill's Morning Report - Impeachment trial a week away; debate night 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.