*Dang, who knew Michigan governor Rick Snyder is also a wanna be comedian.
That’s gotta be case ’cause he wants President Obama to drink the drink the Flint water when visits that city on Wednesday (05-05-16).
Snyder has been trying to get Flint residents to trust Environmental Protection Agency assurances that their water is safe to drink when it’s filtered and he needs a stooge apparently.
“We are hopeful the president will drink the water in Flint, to help reinforce Gov. Snyder’s actions and the EPA’s message that filtered Flint water is safe to drink,” Snyder spokeswoman Anna Heaton told The Huffington Post.
Testing shows unfiltered Flint water is still dangerous. High lead levels have poisoned residents’ taps since the city started pumping from the Flint River in April of 2014 and failed to treat the water correctly.
To demonstrate the effectiveness of filters, Snyder drank from a Flint resident’s tap last month. He vowed to continue to drink the city’s water for at least 30 days.
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Flint mayor Karen Weaver dismissed Snyder’s water drinking as a publicity stunt. She urged people who are pregnant, nursing or under the age of 6 to keep drinking bottled water.
Don’t worry about the prez drinking the water. White House press secretary Josh Earnest suggested Monday that Obama wouldn’t sample Flint’s water during his visit.
“I’m not aware of any photo ops that involve the president’s consumption of the water,” Earnest said.
He added that Flint residents should follow the government’s guidance on water consumption — and Obama would do the same.
“I certainly would encourage people to listen to the advice that they get from our scientific and public health experts about what water is safe to drink and the president will certainly follow that advice,” he said.
I’m not aware of any photo ops that involve the president’s consumption of the water.
The White House did not have any additional comment on the matter on Tuesday morning.
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