“This is a tough time for a lot of people — millions of folks all across the Eastern Seaboard. But America is tougher, and we’re tougher because we pull together. We leave nobody behind. We make sure that we respond as a nation and remind ourselves that whenever an American is in need, all of us stand together to make sure that we’re providing the help that’s necessary.“
President Obama, speaking to the press at the Red Cross headquarters in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, talking about the response to Hurricane Sandy.