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LCV Statement on Trump’s Visit to Flint

Sep 14, 2016

CONTACT: Seth Stein, 202-454-4573 or

Washington, DC – In anticipation of Donald Trump’s surprise visit to Flint, MI, where the lead contamination crisis is still ongoing, LCV National Campaigns Director Clay Schroers issued the following statement:

“During the primaries, when the Flint water crisis was at its worst, Donald Trump dodged the issue saying ‘I shouldn’t be commenting on Flint’ and has stayed silent on the issue until suddenly deciding to visit now. Given Trump’s hostility toward environmental protections in general, at this point Trump was probably better off sticking to that position.

“The difference between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on this issue could not be starker. Trump has no plan for helping communities like Flint – in fact, he has vowed to roll back clean water protections and his alleged ‘plan’ to pay for vital infrastructure upgrades is fictitious nonsense. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton has been fighting for clean water and children’s health for years. Hillary has real solutions that begin immediately upon taking office to address lead in drinking water and to make sure families have access to the clean water they have a right to.”


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