President visits city rocked by tainted water crisis, hears complaints, frustrations
Barack Obama drinks filtered water during a meeting in Flint, Mich., on Wednesday. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)
Residents of Flint, Mich., let President Barack Obama hear their frustrations about their city’s drinking water crisis. But they cheered when he asked for a glass drawn from the city’s once-toxic system, and again when he took a sip.
Obama used his trip Wednesday to meet with residents and deliver what at times sounded like a sermon about the role government should play in Americans’ lives. He said government is an “extension” of every citizen, adding “our success depends on each other.”