As He’s Impeached, Trump Denies to Rally-Goers That He Always Has to Flush the Toilet 10 Times

As the House of Representatives voted 230-197 and 229-198 on mostly party lines to impeach Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress on Wednesday night, Trump spent a good stretch of a rally in Battle Creek, Michigan waging his ongoing feud against water-conserving bathroom fixtures.

Earlier this month, Trump used a small business roundtable at the White House as an opportunity to deliver a delirious rant about low-pressure toilets, saying his administration was “looking very strongly at sinks and showers, and other elements of bathrooms” because “People are flushing toilets 10 times, 15 times, as opposed to once.” He also said that he had directed the Environmental Protection Agency to adjust policy based on his grudge against toilets. (The EPA actually estimates using approved water- and electricity-conserving fixtures and appliances can save the average household $350 annually, a figure that presumably accounts for the occasional courtesy flush.)

Trump, as he became only the third president in 243 years of U.S. history to face impeachment, rambled again about bathroom difficulties to his audience in Battle Creek—making sure this time to note that it is not him, of course, who needs to flush the toilet a dozen times to dispose of his leavings, but many others.


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