I told Governors Cuomo and Christie and Mayor de Blasio that they and their teams will continue to have all federal support as they move ahead, tracking down every lead and working to keep the people of this city and of this region safe. We're also focused on the stabbing attack at the shopping mall in Minnesota.
At this point, we see no connection, between that incident and what happened here in New York and New Jersey. At moments like this, I think it's important to remember what terrorists and violent extremists are trying to do. They are trying to hurt innocent people, but they also want to inspire fear in all of us, and disrupt the way we live, to undermine our values.
By showing those who want to do us harm that they will never beat us by showing the entire world by showing the entire world that as Americans we do not and never will give into fear. That's going to be the most important ingredient in us defeating those who would carry out terrorist acts against us.