President Donald Trump hosted a small business roundtable at the White House Friday, explaining that he’d asked the Environmental Protection Agency to look into rolling back some more of their onerous regulations.

To begin with, Trump hopes to flush away some of the rules regarding toilets.

We have a situation where we’re looking very strongly at sinks and showers and other elements of bathrooms where you turn the faucet on, in areas where there’s tremendous amounts of water, where the water rushes out to sea because you could never handle it, and you don’t get any water. You turn on the faucet; you don’t get any water. They take a shower and water comes dripping out. It’s dripping out — very quietly dripping out,” he told reporters.

“You go into a new building or a new house or a new home, and they have standards, ‘Oh, you don’t get water.’ You can’t wash your hands, practically, there’s so little water comes out of the faucet. And the end result is you leave the faucet on and it takes you much longer to wash your hands. You end up using the same amount of water,” he continued.

“So we’re looking at, very seriously, at opening up the standard. And there may be some areas where we’ll go the other route — desert areas But for the most part, you have many states where they have so much water that it comes down — it’s called rain — that they don’t know, they don’t know what to do with it. So we’re going to be opening up that, I believe. And we’re looking at changing the standards very soon.”

His next pet peeve deals with light bulbs. Trump’s remarks included some self-deprecating humor.

The new bulb is many times more expensive and I hate to say it, it doesn’t make you look as good, of course, being a vain person that’s important to me,’ the president said. ‘It gives you an orange look, I don’t want an orange look.’

He was referring to energy-efficient lightbulbs which use LED or fluorescent technology – and which have a different color tone.

In conjunction with the meeting, the administration released a regulatory rollback report card, touting more than $50 billion in total savings.

Federal agencies took 150 deregulatory actions during fiscal 2019, which ended Sept. 30. They also issued 35 new, economically significant regulations, the White House regulatory office said in a report released Dec. 6.

“Our regulatory reform efforts are delivering prosperity to forgotten men, women and children of America,” Trump said at a White House meeting with Cabinet officials and small business owners. “We are seeing a middle-class boom.”

Since Trump took office, his administration has taken 392 total deregulatory actions and issued 53 economically significant regulations. That amounts to a ratio of 7.4 cuts for every big-ticket rule that has been added, and overall savings of $50.9 billion, according to the report. The emphasis on slashing bureaucratic red tape stems from Executive Order 13771, Trump’s directive requiring agencies to cut two rules for each new, economically significant one they issue, and to impose no new regulatory costs overall.

Given the excellent economic news recently released, you would think that all Americans would appreciate the success of Trump’s policies.

However, it seems one of the fastest ways to trigger a leftist is to put “Trump” and “EPA” in the same sentence. The activists on Twitter were quick to promote….#toiletgate!

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