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By Rachel Leven
Sept. 6 — The Flint, Mich., water crisis wouldn’t have occurred under a Donald Trump presidency, the Republican presidential nominee recently told a Michigan news service.
The fact that the city of 100,000 was exposed to high levels of lead in its drinking water for more than a year is “a horror show,” Trump told The Detroit News Sept. 3. Trump added that he will visit Flint but didn’t delineate a timeline.
“I think it’s a horror show that it was allowed to happen and to be honest with you it should have never, ever been allowed to happen. That was really the problem,” Trump told the Detroit news outlet. “This is a situation that would have never happened if I were president.”
Trump’s comments on the Flint water crisis are one of the few he has made on the lead-crisis-stricken city. The water crisis, however, has had a significant presence in the Democratic primaries and in the campaign of the Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton. Flint Mayor Karen Weaver (D) spoke at the Democratic National Convention.
Weaver, in a Sept. 3 Clinton campaign news release, attacked Trump for ignoring Flint and the African American community.
“Flint’s water crisis should serve as a reminder to Americans of what can happen when entire communities are ignored, left out and left behind,” Weaver said, praising Clinton as a long-time “champion” of the African American communities.
“This is the same man who has talked down to us and falsely claimed that our entire community is poor, uneducated and unemployed,” Weaver said. “Donald Trump’s lack of concern for our community is yet another reason he is unqualified and unfit for the presidency.”
The Trump campaign didn’t immediately respond to Bloomberg BNA’s message asking when he intends to travel to Flint.
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