Official: Trump to visit Flint on Wednesday

US Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses supporters at the Summit Sports and Ice Complex on August 19, 2016 in Diamondale, Michigan. / AFP / JEFF KOWALSKY

US Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses supporters at the Summit Sports and Ice Complex on August 19, 2016 in Diamondale, Michigan. / AFP / JEFF KOWALSKY

(AP) – A campaign official says Donald Trump  is planning to visit Flint, Michigan, on Wednesday.

The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to discuss the plans before a public announcement.

The visit comes as the Senate is considering a sweeping water bill which includes money for Flint.

Flint’s drinking water became tainted when the city switched from the Detroit water system and began drawing from the Flint River in April 2014. Lead from aging pipes leached into the water supply. Elevated lead levels have been found in at least 325 people, including 221 children.

Trump told the Detroit News this month that the situation never would have happened had he been president at the time.

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