Wednesday, President Obama visited crisis-hit Flint, Michigan, where he conspicuously sipped filtered water to prove it was potable and attacked "corrosive" Republican attitudes toward "big government."
Finally, President Barack Obama has been able to make a trip to the city of Flint, Michigan, after a promise made to 8-year-old resident “miss Little Flint” via a letter. Apparently, it took him two years to make this visit happen.
During President Obama’s speech, he coughed while he was giving a speech and asked for water. “Uh … Can I get some water?” Obama asked to cheers.
He asked again before he was handed a small glass of Flint water. “I really did need a glass of water, this is not a stunt. The water around this table was Flint water and it just confirms what we know scientifically, which is, if you’re using a filter, if you’re installing it, then Flint water at this point is drinkable,” Obama said.
That’s how the visit that Flint residents had been waiting for so long turned out to be of no good for them. The President ‘found’ the solution to the water crisis in one minute. Apparently, use of free water filters, opening their tabs to flow five minutes a day to flush contaminants and bringing their children for blood tests should help the residents with their problem.
The question is, why wasn’t there a single Flint executive who had this ‘great’ idea in mind? The fact that Obama drank Flint water does not mean that the situation has changed for good. It means that the person who is still the American president has a good PR-manager.
The fact of the visit is praisable, however, has this visit didn’t seem to make any impact. All fingers are crossed for possible and quick action and the real step of the President to make the situation better.
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