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President Trump Says American Toilets Need 10 to 15 Flushes These Days

Hadley Keller
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From House Beautiful

In video footage released today from a roundtable discussion focused on small business, President Donald Trump drew some interesting conclusions about America's toilets, faucets, and lightbulbs.

"We have a situation where we're looking very strongly at sinks and showers, and other elements of bathrooms, where you turn the faucet on in areas where there's tremendous amounts of water, where the water rushes out to sea, because you could never even handle it, and you don't get any water... you take a shower and the water comes dripping... very quietly dripping," he relayed in what appears to be a critique of the water pressure across the nation.

The president has ordered a federal review of water efficiency standards, he said. Trump asserted that "People are flushing toilets 10 times, 15 times, as opposed to once," though it's not clear who these people are or where the water pressure is suffering. "You go into a new building, or a new house or a new home, and they have standards where you don't get water. You can't wash your hands practically, so little water comes out of the faucet," he said.

Household troubles aren't limited to plumbing, either. President Trump also made some remarks about "new" lightbulbs, possibly of the LED variety. Apparently, the new bulbs "Doesn't [sic] make you look as good," Trump said. "Of course, being a vain person, that's very important to me."

He then went on to make what appears to be an unprecedented joke at his own expense: "Gives you an orange look. I don't want an orange look. Has anyone noticed that?"

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