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This Week: Trump’s Shower Gripes Turn Into Federal Policy

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CLYDE, OHIO - AUGUST 06: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to workers at a Whirlpool manufacturing facility on August 06, 2020 in Clyde, Ohio. Whirlpool is the last remaining major appliance company headquartered in... CLYDE, OHIO - AUGUST 06: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to workers at a Whirlpool manufacturing facility on August 06, 2020 in Clyde, Ohio. Whirlpool is the last remaining major appliance company headquartered in the United States. With more than 3,000 employees, the Clyde facility is one of the world's largest home washing machine plants, producing more than 20,000 machines a day. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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August 13, 2020 6:14 p.m.

Take Donald Trump “seriously, not literally,” pundits proclaimed as the Trump train chugged out of the station in 2015. But as president, Trump has repeatedly turned political bluster into formal policy. That appears to be the case with a new Department of Energy proposal to loosen regulations on water flow in showers. 

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