Trump did absolutely nothing last January when he had an opportunity to use his platform to draw attention to the Flint water crisis.
Asked about the crisis in January, Trump outright refused to so much as talk about it — offering neither heartfelt concerns nor optimistic prayers for the people of Flint, even as millions found themselves stranded without potable water. Even today, going on 350 days since Flint’s water was proclaimed unsafe, the deputy chief of the EPA’s emergency response branch has said it will likely be months before Flint’s residents can drink unfiltered tap water.
Throughout his life and career — from scamming victims with Trump University to skipping out on debts owed to Atlantic City small business owners — Trump’s consistently put himself first, no matter who has to pay the price, but his response to a question on the water crisis in January is just embarrassing:
“Well, it’s a shame what’s happening in Flint, Michigan — thing like that shouldn’t happen. Again, I don’t want to comment on that; they’ve got a very difficult problem, and I know the governor’s got a very difficult time going. But you know, I shouldn’t be commenting on Flint.”
Published: Sep 14, 2016