President Clinton said Sunday that she has “no intention” of seeking any sort of federal assistance from the federal government as a result of the magnitude-6.8 earthquake that struck the eastern seaboard Sunday.
The president made the comments after speaking with his daughter, Chelsea, and his brother, Mark, at his home in Wilmington, Delaware.
“I’ve got a lot of respect for what we’ve been doing,” Clinton said.
“I think it’s really important for us to just sort of work through this.
It’s a terrible situation, and we need to work through it, and that’s what we’re doing.”
The president said she was grateful for the efforts of the city and other states to aid in the recovery effort.
“We’ve got to work with the states to make sure we can get through this, because I don’t think it will be the same without the federal help,” she said.
The White House on Sunday also said the federal response would be stepped up.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.