Many are skeptical of his actions considering Flint residents also bathe and cook with that water. Synder’s rating is the lowest its ever been in years.
FLINT, Mich. — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder visited with a resident of Flint, Michigan, Monday and drank filtered water while speaking with her, according to a Facebook post on the governor’s page.
“Earlier today, I visited Cheryl — a Flint resident — at her home in the city, and spoke with her about her water use and the use of filters,” Snyder said. “I also drank filtered water with her and collected filtered Flint water to personally drink at work and at home. I completely understand why some Flint residents are hesitant to drink the water and I am hopeful I can alleviate some of the skepticism and mistrust by putting words to action.”
Photos of Snyder drinking the water were released after the visit.
“Flint residents made it clear that they would like to see me personally drink the water, so today I am fulfilling that request,” Snyder said. “And I will continue drinking Flint water at work and at home for at least 30 days.”
Snyder added that his wife will also take part.
Some reactions were positive, but many commenters on the post expressed distrust of the governor’s actions.
“Do not believe a word of him drinking the water,” Cathy Wilder said on Facebook.
Another commenter said the image was a “PR pic.”
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