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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Flint Mayor Karen Weaver Tells Trump He Can't Visit Flint Water Plant



By Brandon Hall    
(Email WestMIPolitics@Gmail.com)

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."

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13 comments:

  1. The people in Flint Michigan should realize their city has been ran by a democratic government for many years. Like most Democrats, Mayor Karen Weaver screw up, She then blame everybody for her inability to know how to handle the problems she created, even the Republican was blame. Who suffers the most? the African American community does. Remember one thing about Donald Trumps, no body will be able to by him off. and why is Trump consider a racist, all your African American leaders love Donald Trump before he started running for the president of United States.

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    1. What exactly did Democrat President Lyndon Johnson mean when he exclaimed "We'll have them niggers voting Democrat for the next 200 years."

      Wake up black America...

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    2. What exactly did Democrat President Lyndon Johnson mean when he exclaimed "We'll have them niggers voting Democrat for the next 200 years."

      Wake up black America...

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    3. http://www.snopes.com/lbj-voting-democratic/

      Black america woke up to the likes of you long ago.

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  2. The Mayor should welcome all air time. She is a fool not to. She is incompetent.

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  3. Any politician who shows up, including Hillary is using this as a photo op...So what! The crisis still needs attention. For Flint to miss out on an opportunity to draw attention to this disaster is a mistake...Please Ms. Mayor, don't politicize this issue! We need help!

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  4. Mr. Trump is the one politicizing this. It's nothing more than another photo op and a chance for him to spout off again. This situation was not created by Ms. Weaver. This situation was created by our Republican governor, as has been proven in the ongoing investigation. Yes this situation needs to be resolved. However, if it's too be resolved, we have to look at the situation through the eyes of its victims, not through the lens of someone's photo op camera.

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    1. No, the f'ing situation was caused by the incompetent black governance of the city of Flint. You don't really think Democrats will take the blame do you when they can blame it on a Republican Governor? Like the governor is supposed to keep track of the water situation in every MI city.

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    2. ...and if Trump didn't visit Flint what would you be saying? Enough of blaming others, at some point the Mayor of Flint and the city council has to say 'it was our responsibility'...

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    3. State of Michigan took over Flint government. Snyder's the head of state government. Ultimately, he's responsible.

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    4. R's love to pay lip service to "personal responsiblity". But not if it involves their elected officials...

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  5. Apparently the lead has caused more neurological damage than first thought.

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  6. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2016/05/04/obama-flint-visit-drinking-water-lead-poisoning/83916778/

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