At a time when the debate in the US focuses on the eventual dismissal of the US president, Donald Trump decided to talk about toilets. "People are flushing the toilet 10 to 15 times instead of once," said the US president, quoted by the US media.
"We have a situation where we are looking very seriously at washbasins, showers and other bathroom elements where the tap is turned on and in areas where there is a lot of water."
All because Americans will have difficulty washing their hands, according to Donald Trump. “You turn on the tap and have no water. They take a shower and the water comes down to them, ”said the US president during a White House debate with small and medium-sized business leaders about regulatory overruns.
“You go to a new building or a new house and they have standards, but they can't access water. They cannot wash their hands easily, such is the scarcity of water coming from the tap. And the result is that they turn the tap on and it takes much longer to wash your hands, ”said the US president.
Pres. Trump says EPA is looking at water standards "at my suggestion."
– ABC News (@ABC) December 6, 2019
Trump advised the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to look at the problem in American bathrooms, but the CNN notes that it is not entirely clear what the size of the problem is and what exactly Trump's suggestions were. The british newspaper The guardian recalls that the use of low-consumption flush toilets began in 1990, with President George HW Bush changing over the course of that decade.