Trump plans to visit Flint

Trump plans to visit Flint
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Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpUS-Saudi Arabia policy needs a dose of 'realpolitik' Trump talks to Swedish leader about rapper A$AP Rocky, offers to vouch for his bail Matt Gaetz ahead of Mueller hearing: 'We are going to reelect the president' MORE is planning to visit Flint, Mich., Wednesday as the city works to recover from its devastating drinking water crisis.

An aide to Trump’s presidential campaign told The Detroit News on Tuesday about the GOP nominee's plans to visit the city. The aide did not provide the newspaper any details about the visit.


Trump previously told the paper that he would visit Flint “at some point” during the campaign.

Residents in the city of 100,000 still cannot drink unfiltered tap water due to lead contamination.

Under the supervision of an appointee of Gov. Rick Snyder (R), the city in April 2014 switched its water source to the Flint River, but the water was never properly treated, and it corroded the system's lead pipes.

“I think it’s a horror show that it was allowed to happen and, to be honest with you, it should have never, ever been allowed to happen,” Trump told the Detroit News previously about Flint’s water crisis. “That was really the problem.”

Thanks to a change in the source, treatments, repairs and more, Flint’s water is improving. But some residents still suffer from the effects of lead poisoning, which can include neurological problems.

Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonMatt Gaetz ahead of Mueller hearing: 'We are going to reelect the president' What to expect when Mueller testifies: Not much McConnell challenger faces tougher path after rocky launch MORE visited Flint twice during her race for the Democratic nomination against Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersGabbard arrives in Puerto Rico to 'show support' amid street protests Democratic strategist predicts most 2020 candidates will drop out in late fall Sanders unveils plan to guarantee the 'right to a secure retirement' MORE, and the two held a debate there. Later, Democrats produced a video highlighting Clinton’s work in Flint and showed it at the Democratic National Convention.