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Cuomo, de Blasio ‘Not Bothered’ Trump Hadn’t Called by Morning

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio are “not bothered” that President Trump had yet to call them by Wednesday afternoon, following evening’s deadly terror attack. Instead, they said, they’re bothered by anyone trying to politicize the ordeal. Rather than phoning any New York officials, the president on Wednesday morning took to Twitter to fault Chuck Schumer for the attack, citing immigration legislation the senior senator supported three decades ago. Asked about the lack of a call, de Blasio said, “I’m not bothered at all, because two senior officials called promptly and offered help, and I think that was appropriate... No one up here wants to politicize any of this, and I don’t think anyone should be politicizing this, this tragedy, at this moment in time.” Cuomo added: “I am not bothered that the president didn’t call. I am bothered by an attempt by anyone to try to politicize this situation; that plays right into the hands of the terrorists.” White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders claimed, hours later, that the president had finally spoken to both Cuomo and de Blasio.