Flint officials dismiss Trump visit as photo op
Donald Trump’s visit to Flint, MI to make believe he cares about the water supply isn’t being well-received.
“Flint is focused on fixing the problems caused by lead contamination of our drinking water, not photo ops,” Flint Mayor Karen Weaver, who has endorsed Hillary Clinton, said in a statement obtained by the Detroit Free Press…
State Rep. Sheldon Neeley (D), who represents Flint, told the newspaper that Trump’s trip read as a publicity stunt.
“He’s taking the Flint water crisis as an opportunity to exploit the Flint community at large,” Neeley said. “He has not said anything at all about the Republican control under the emergency management which caused the crisis in the city of Flint. I’ll be very interested to see if indeed he’s going to say anything about the Republican mess that caused the human health crisis in Flint. If not, he’s being disingenuous by even visiting my town.”