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Trump endorses 'tough and smart' Long Island Rep. Lee Zeldin

September 26, 2018 - 3:02 pm

By David Caplan 

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Rep. Lee Zeldin, whose 1st Congressional District includes central and eastern Suffolk County, received on Wednesday afternoon a endorsement from President Donald Trump, who took a break from the United Nations General Assembly to praise the up-for-election Long Island lawmaker.

"Congressman Lee Zeldin is doing a fantastic job in D.C. Tough and smart, he loves our Country and will always be there to do the right thing," the president, who is currently in New York City attending the United Nations General Assembly, tweeted. "He has my Complete and Total Endorsement!"

When Trump visited Long Island last month, he spent time with Zeldin, who greeted him at the airport and joined him at a fundraiser. 

The admiration goes both ways, with Zeldin giving Trump kudos for the current state of affairs.

He tweeted last week, "Our economy is booming w more jobs available than people to fill them. MS-13 is being defeated, our borders are being better secured, ISIS is nearly wiped off the map in Iraq & Syria, & the US correctly withdrew from the fatally flawed Iran Nuclear Deal. I call it...Just a start!"

And on the issue of FISA, Zeldin also tweeted last week, "Pleased that @realDonaldTrump has agreed to declassify & release key FISA docs. ZERO tolerance for FISA abuse & the weaponization of awesome powers granted to individuals at the top of the DOJ & FBI! The American public demand transparency & accountability. Now they will get it!"