As Twitchy reported, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told the press on Monday he wasn’t aware of any planned photo ops of President Obama chugging down filtered water during his visit to Flint, Mich., Wednesday to prove that it’s safe to drink.

Earnest apparently didn’t want to spoil the master showman’s best moment, because the president managed to work up a mighty thirst during his campaign-style speech to the townspeople.

We’re pretty certain the more savvy reporters in the White House press pool have long since programmed a keyboard shortcut for “says the president to cheers.” Unfortunately, Michael Moore’s thirst for justice went unsatisfied, as the worst Gov. Rick Snyder suffered was boos from the crowd.

By the way, stopping mid-speech to ask for a glass of water wasn’t a stunt. We know this to be true because President Obama said convincingly, “This is not a stunt.”

In other words, it was a stunt.

The water might have been filtered, but there must have been something powerful in it, as it caused the president to place the responsibility for Flint’s recovery on everyone … else. He being President of the United States will do what he can.

Meanwhile, President Obama continues to lead from behind.

Never fear — the EPA is here to help, just as it was there after it released millions of gallons of toxic wastewater into the Animas River. EPA Gina McCarthy visited the scene of the spill personally, only to declare that “this river is restoring itself.” Unfortunately, Flint’s lead pipes aren’t going to replace themselves, a process which could take more than two years.

Everyone’s responsibility?

The community organizer-in-chief wrapped up his speech with one more sip and yet another caution that the buck stops somewhere else.

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.


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