Clip: Obama drinks water in Flint to prove it's safe

May. 04, 2016 AT 4:46 p.m. EDT

During his first visit to Flint, Michigan, since the water crisis began two years ago, President Obama took a sip of filtered tap water to prove the water is safe to drink. "If you're using a filter," Obama said, " then Flint water at this point is drinkable."

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PRESIDENT OBAMA: It is, here you go, generally I have not been doing stunts here but you know. And this used a filter, the water around this table was Flint water that was filtered and it just confirms what we know scientifically which is, if you're using a filter, if you're installing it then Flint water at this point is drinkable. That does not, I repeat negate the need for us to go ahead and replace some of these pipes because ultimately you want a system where you don't have to put a filter on it in order to be assured that it's safe.


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