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GOP leaders discuss issues at Lincoln Day Breakfast

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New York's most influential Republican-elected leaders attended the 17th annual Lincoln Day Awards breakfast Sunday in Hastings. (2/26/17) New York's most influential Republican-elected leaders attended the 17th annual Lincoln Day Awards breakfast Sunday in Hastings. (2/26/17)

New York's most influential Republican-elected leaders attended the 17th annual Lincoln Day Awards breakfast Sunday in Hastings.

In attendance was Westchester County Rob Astorino, who said immigrants who are worried about being deported should not worry. He also denounced some of the recent anti-Semitic attacks, including swastikas painted on a local religious school in Rockland County last week.

“We have dealt with the Jewish community to make sure they feel safe when they go to the congregations and we've added security,” he says.

Astorino also discussed the president’s relations with the media, after President Donald Trump announced he wouldn’t attend this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

Astorino says that as a former member of the media, he disagrees with some of the president’s attacks on the press. He says there is going to be friction between public officials and the media, but the media has to be held accountable as well.

Rockland County Executive Ed Day agreed, saying that the media is not the enemy of the people.

The officials in attendance said while they don't agree with everything Presdient Donald Trump says, they believe Americans need to let him do his job.

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