President Trump on Friday said the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is reviewing water efficiency standards, claiming that some people flush the toilet “10 times, 15 times” due to a lack of water pressure.
“We have a situation where we’re looking very strongly at sinks and showers, and other elements of bathrooms,” Trump said during a small business roundtable. “You turn the faucet on … and you don’t get any water. They take a shower and water comes dripping out.”
“People are flushing toilets 10 times, 15 times, as opposed to once. … They end up using more water. So EPA is looking at that,” he continued.
“You have many states where you have so many states that it comes down – it’s called rain – they don’t know what they can do with it. So we’re looking at opening up that,” he continued.
TRUMP wants to deregulate water systems: "We have a situation where we're looking very strongly at sinks & showers…where you turn the faucet on [&] you don't get any water. They take a shower & water comes dripping out…We are looking very seriously at opening up the standard" pic.twitter.com/VZpD1jXiND
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) December 6, 2019
During the roundtable, Trump again complained about Obama-era energy-efficient lightbulbs which he has previously claimed made him look like he has bright orange skin.
“They got rid of the lightbulb that people got used to … I hate to say it, it doesn’t make you look as good. Of course, being a vain person that’s very important to me,” he joked.
Trump jokes that environmentally friendly lightbulbs "gives you an orange look."
"I hate to say it, it doesn't make you look as good. Of course, being a vain person that's very important to me."pic.twitter.com/R0p1baWKdY
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) December 6, 2019
“It gives you an orange look, I don’t want an orange look. … so we’ll have to change those bulbs,” he added.