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President Barack Obama drinks filtered water during a meeting at the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan in Flint, on May 4.
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President Barack Obama visited Flint, Mich. on Wednesday for the first time since findings about the city’s lead-contaminated water came to light. He met with federal officials who have been on the ground in the city, and he spoke to the community at large during a talk at Northwestern High School.

Here is a transcript of his remarks at the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, after his meeting with federal officials, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and Flint Mayor Karen Weaver.

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