President Barack Obama was originally scheduled to visit Detroit to celebrate a resurgence in the American auto industry, but the poisoned water crisis in Flint and school funding woes in Detroit were also on President’s mind, reports CNN.

Obama opened his speech to a crowd of auto workers and their families referencing the public health emergency in Michigan’s fourth largest metropolitan area, saying the only job he took more seriously than being president was being a parent: ‘If I was a parent in Flint, I’d be beside myself over my kids’ health,’ adding that government cannot and should not ‘shortchange’ the people on such ‘basic services.’

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