Donald Trump now says that “big tech” is the greatest enemy of the country, accusing Facebook, Twitter and Google of censorship for banning users like Trump who deliberately disseminate lies about coronavirus treatments and the 2020 election results. But recall that back in August of last year the twice-impeached former president all but declared war on showerheads, portraying them as existential threats to our democracy.
During a visit to a Whirlpool manufacturing plant in Ohio Trump complained,” You turn on the shower – if you’re like me, you can’t wash your beautiful hair properly. Please come out, the water – it drips, right?” At a follow-up White House event Trump ratcheted up his rhetoric and assailed all bathroom fixtures.
“So showerheads – you take a shower, the water doesn’t come out. You want to wash your hands, the water doesn’t come out,” he said. “So what do you do? You just stand there longer or you take a shower longer? Because my hair – I don’t know about you, but it has to be perfect. Perfect.”
Taking bold action to right a national wrong and ensure he was able to shape the perfect coif, Trump directed the Energy Department to draft new regulations to increase the permitted water flow in showerheads, despite the fact that the standards that were in place had been demonstrated to save consumers money on their utility bills and conserve water.
It must be with great frustration that the former president will learn today that President Joe Biden is reversing that rule and reverting back to the conservation-oriented standard adopted in 2013.
As the Biden administration flushes Trump’s water regulations from the federal books it might be fun to take a look back at comedian Sarah Cooper’s take on the former guy’s bathroom rant.