Obama drinks water in Flint, hits Republicans

US President Barack Obama drinks filtered water during a meeting at the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan in Flint, Michigan, May 4, 2016Republican and Democratic presidential candidates have used the crisis to trade barbs about the failings, size and role of local and federal governments. The contamination began after a decision in 2014 to shift Flint’s water source from the Detroit River to the Flint River as part of cost-cutting measures ordered by state Governor Rick Snyder, a Republican who has consistently resisted calls to resign.

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