Trump Hair Complaint Led The U.S. To Ease Shower Rules

"So showerheads - you take a shower, the water doesn't come out. You want to wash your hands, the water doesn't come out. 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.

President Donald Trump’s hair complaint has led to the U.S. easing shower rules, the changes were proposed by the Department of Energy on Wednesday.

Under a 1992 law, showerheads in the US are not permitted to produce more than 2.5 gallons (9.5l) of water per minute.

The Trump administration wants this limit to comply with each nozzle, rather than the overall fixture.

Consumer and conservation groups protested that it is wasteful and uncalled for.

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“So showerheads – you take a shower, the water doesn’t come out. You want to wash your hands, the water doesn’t come out. So what do you do? You just stand there longer or you take a shower longer? Because of my hair – I don’t know about you, but it has to be perfect. Perfect,” U.S President Donald Trump said.

Andrew deLaski, executive director of the energy conservation group Appliance Standards Awareness Project, said the proposal was “silly”.

With four or five or more nozzles, “you could have 10, 15 gallons per minute powering out of the showerhead, literally probably washing you out of the bathroom,” he told the Associated Press news agency.

“If the president needs help finding a good shower, we can point him to some great consumer websites that help you identify good showerheads that provides a dense soak and a good shower,” he said.

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David Friedman, vice president of advocacy at the organization Consumer Reports, said showerheads in the US already “achieve high levels of customer satisfaction”, while saving people cash.

The proposal could face a court case if it proceeds, Reuters news agency reports.

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