Donald Trump this week took dramatic action to solve one of the country’s most vexing problems. The coronavirus pandemic? The stalled economy? Unemployment? Halting evictions? Food insecurity? Nope – water pressure.
For much of his presidency he has complained that federal regulations have made it impossible for him to take a shower and have his hair come out perfect. He literally made it a campaign rallying cry, saying, “So shower heads – you take a shower, the water doesn’t come out. You want to wash your hands, the water doesn’t come out. 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.”
He’s also railed against toilets that he says people have to flush “10 times, 15 times, as opposed to once” and dishwashers that don’t get the job done.
Yesterday, with his term as president rapidly coming to an end, Trump took action on the issue. He directed that federal regulations about water flow from various appliances, which have been in place since 1992 and were updated during the Obama administration, be rolled back.
On “The 11th Hour” last night, MSNBC’s Brian Williams had this observation about Trump’s action.
“As we head into the holidays and the final days of the Trump administration, don’t say that he hasn’t tried to do anything to improve the quality of your life,” Williams noted. “Just today, his Energy Department loosened up the water flow restrictions on shower heads, dishwashers and washing machines. You have to wonder: would we have 300,000 dead if he had been this diligent, this persistent about our uncontrolled pandemic?”
You can watch Williams’ report below, courtesy of MSNBC.