Trump: ‘There Was Nobody Here’ In America 25 Years Ago So The Water Was Cleaner

JakeThomas

President Trump said the press would ding him if he claimed the U.S. currently has the cleanest water in its history.

Speaking to Republicans at a retreat in Baltimore on Thursday, President Donald Trump boasted that his administration reversed Obama-era clean water regulations, adding that, “We have the cleanest water, the cleanest air that we’ve ever had in the history of our country, right now.”

But according to RawStory, the president then went on to make a bizarre statement:

“And just for the press, because they’ll get me on that one, I’m thinking, let’s say the history of our country over the last 25 years... I would say they probably had cleaner water, cleaner air because there was nobody here. So I have to be very accurate.”

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DCVan
DCVan

He didn't say the was no one here 25 years ago. Obviously, he meant the air and water was cleaner when there was no one here. The act being talked about is not what has given us the current clean water and air. Obama's clean air act was a mess of ambiguity and needed to be eliminated. It could have fined you for filling in depression in your yard that held water for a day or two after heavy rain. Should the federal government be in charge of that? I don't think so. It was a bad law. Trump was right to get rid of it. As to his little speach flub, big deal. It happens during extemporaneous speaking. Just listen to Biden for a few minutes.

bababear1999
bababear1999

The freaking moron never gets it right, but who cares when he will be impeached and will be a one-term (acting) president who never acted like he knew a damned thing about anything except what his owners wanted hime to do for the money.

Canadianvet
Canadianvet

Well what can you expect from an incompetent nincompoop who texts hamberders and covfefe and still gets proclaimed to be "sent by Jesus" by his delusional "faithful" followers ? He's looking at cutting Social Security if he gets re-elected. Being a disabled veteran, Trump will have to kill me first.

Gunthers-105
Gunthers-105

Sounds like the only depression may be between your ears. There certainly seems to be a void there.

PhoenixBird
PhoenixBird

Obama had nothing to do with the Clean Water Act.

The Federal Water Pollution Control Act of 1948 was the first major U.S. law to address water pollution. Growing public awareness and concern for controlling water pollution led to sweeping amendments in 1972. As amended in 1972, the law became commonly known as the Clean Water Act (CWA).

Over the years, many other laws have changed parts of the Clean Water Act. Title I of the Great Lakes Critical Programs Act of 1990, for example, put into place parts of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement of 1978, signed by the U.S. and Canada, where the two nations agreed to reduce certain toxic pollutants in the Great Lakes. That law required EPA to establish water quality criteria for the Great Lakes addressing 29 toxic pollutants with maximum levels that are safe for humans, wildlife, and aquatic life. It also required EPA to help the States implement the criteria on a specific schedule.

Charitylyenn33
Charitylyenn33

Um he said there was no one here 25 years ago. Well actually listen to it. He said well the air was probably cleaner 25 years ok because there was nobody here. Come on. You freaking heard it come from his mouth. He is just trying to hit the media before they hit him. That's always been his game. Learn to listen and quit being so in love with a narsistic ass


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