By Brandon Hall
As Donald Trump prepares to visit Flint, Mayor Karen Weaver, a Hillary Clinton supporter, says he can't visit the water plant as he had planned.
According to Kathy Gray of the Detroit Free Press:
"Trump's travel schedule initially included a tour of the Flint water plant. But Mayor Karen Weaver nixed that plan.
"Flint is focused on fixing the problems caused by lead contamination of our drinking water, not photo ops," she said in a statement Tuesday evening, adding that the employees and staff at the water plant "cannot afford the disruption of a last-minute visit."
Trump's visit, his second in the last 10 days aimed at reaching out to communities with large populations of African American voters, was also supposed to include a meeting with pastors to talk about the problems facing the city..."
Trump said today that he will act swiftly to address the crisis and believes the recovery process is taking far too long.
According to FLint 25:
"In an exclusive interview with NBC25-FOX66 in Detroit, Trump says more needs to be done to restore safe drinking water to the city’s nearly 100,000 residents after lead contamination. He says it was a failure of elected officials and public servants to make sure the public water utility was run properly.
"First of all, it would have never happened, because it was so ridiculous. In order to save a small amount of money, they re-do the whole thing and now it's a disaster,” Trump told NBC25-FOX66 news anchor Dave Bondy. “I will say this, my administration, we'll get very much involved, and we're going to get the problem solved. But it’s still not solved and it’s hard to believe - but it’s really harder to believe that they did it in the first place, should have never happened."