Wednesday, January 20, 2016

President Barack Obama addresses the water crisis in Flint

President Barack Obama addressed the water crisis in Flint, Mich. on Wednesday.

“If I was a parent out there I would be beside myself that my kid’s health could be at risk,” Obama said, adding that he declared a Federal Emergency and designated a federal coordinator to help with the crisis. Obama also spoke about his meeting on Tuesday with Flint's mayor.

“I told her we were gonna have her back and all the people's of Flint's back," he said.

“It is a reminder of why you can’t shortchange basic services that we provide to our people and that we together provide as a government to make sure that public health and safety is preserved,” Obama said.


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