US proposes change to shower rules after Trump’s hair-washing moan

Oliver Milman @olliemilman theguardian.com : Thu 13 Aug 2020 11.14 EDT

Donald Trump’s hair has mesmerized many observers since he began his career in politics, but now the president’s own pride in his locks has prompted the US government to propose an easing of shower pressure standards.

‘My hair … I don’t know about you, but it has to be perfect’

The Trump administration proposed rule changes that would allow shower heads to boost water pressure, after Trump repeatedly complained that bathroom fixtures do not work to his liking.

President believes shower water does not flow fast enough

The Department of Energy plan followed comments from Trump last month at a White House event on rolling back regulations. He said he believed water does not come out fast enough from fixtures.

“So what do you do? You just stand there longer or you take a shower longer? Because my hair – I don’t know about you, but it has to be perfect. Perfect,” he said.

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