One of the more bizarre aspects of Donald Trump's presidency is his obsession with water pressure.
From showers to sinks to dishwashers, the President frequently demonizes calls to address the climate crisis by claiming environmental activists have shorted Americans when it comes to the water pressure in new appliances.
With Trump's presidency circling the drain, his Department of Energy announced two new rules designed to loosen Obama-era restrictions on water pressure in showers and laundry machines.
Deputy Energy Secretary Mark Menezes said:
"[These] final rulemakings allow consumers to choose products that can make their lives easier, more comfortable, and save them time. That time and effort saved can be better spent on the more important things in life."
The changes come after repeated lamentations from Trump that modern showerheads don't produce enough water to properly maintain his hair, which "has to be perfect."
MSNBC's Brian Williams wasn't having it.
In a segment from his Wednesday broadcast, Williams skewered Trump for not putting as much energy into fighting the pandemic that's killed more than 300 thousand Americans.
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Williams said of the new rules:
"The standards will just be put back when Biden takes office, but you still have to admire Trump's determination, and you have to wonder: Would we have 300,000 dead if he'd been this diligent, this persistent about our uncontrolled pandemic?"
Cases across the country continue to rise, with 230 thousand new confirmed cases on the day of Williams' broadcast—a new single-day record. Another grim record that day was the 3,234 deaths from the virus.
People sided with Williams.
Hard to believe this is the most powerful man in the world https://t.co/QU0obFGouL— Tom Regas (@Tom Regas)1608287872.0
Trump is not worthy of having a title of President. He is a failure as a leader who has abandoned our country for s… https://t.co/wzy6fx4Jzw— Jimmy Borrelli (@Jimmy Borrelli)1608289672.0
Trump's response to this pandemic is disgusting. From mocking people for wearing masks, to holding superspreader ev… https://t.co/WGfIT2kOfV— Bill - Support Voting Rights - Hutt (@Bill - Support Voting Rights - Hutt)1608289334.0
The worst president in history. @realDonaldTrump #LoserInChief https://t.co/jIBcBMdwld— jdanaher71 (@jdanaher71)1608296387.0
@realDonaldTrump said in the clip that no other president would be doing this or thinking about this ... that is an… https://t.co/NFexjQ79qx— iTweetErgoiAm 🇺🇸 (@iTweetErgoiAm 🇺🇸)1608287893.0
#COVID-19 #Election2020results The chaos, death, and destruction resulting in the pandemic & economic crisis we are… https://t.co/afFNwuyeym— The San Bruno Beacon (@The San Bruno Beacon)1608309688.0
Trump's actions regarding the virus remain woefully insufficient.
Over 16,100 Americans died in the last 6 days from Covid-19. AND NOT A PEEP FROM ANY REPUBLICAN OR DONALD TRUMP P… https://t.co/ncAx6GOIGX— KID VICIOUS🔪 (@KID VICIOUS🔪)1608308494.0
Where is Trump? A massive breach of our federal agencies. Where is Trump? 300,000+ COVID deaths. Where is Trump? Am… https://t.co/2XkwexR0Yc— Kyle Griffin (@Kyle Griffin)1608264000.0
Trump Has Sent 729 Tweets Since the Election. Not a Single One Was About the COVID Death Toll. https://t.co/htSikVm21P— Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 (@Jon Cooper 🇺🇸)1608297911.0
Trump's final day in office is on January 20th of next year.