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Donald Trump: Flint’s unlikely hero

(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Just two days after President Trump met with Flint’s Mayor Karen Weaver, the Environmental Protection Agency awarded $100 million to the city to upgrade their damaged water system.

Weaver met with Trump during his visit to Detroit on Wednesday and spoke briefly about the ongoing water crisis that has plagued Flint since April 2014, reported The Detroit News.

“He seemed sincere in being glad to have gotten the opportunity to meet me. It was more like an introduction meeting,” Weaver said to The Detroit News. “So, we’re in contact and we’re trying to get another meeting set up. We’ll find out how serious he is then.”

Trump’s aide Omarosa told Sean Hannity that after the meeting he demanded his staff move quickly ensure Flint gets the $100 million promised to them in bill passed by the Republican Congress in early December.

Within two days, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt green light the $100 million project.

“The people of Flint and all Americans deserve a more responsive federal government,” Pruitt said in a statement. “EPA will especially focus on helping Michigan improve Flint’s water infrastructure as part of our larger goal of improving America’s water infrastructure.”

Congress passed the bill on December 10, it had bipartisan support but some high profile Democrats opposed the legislation including Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.).

 


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