Synder should have done it himself If no one else would.
The emergency would have been logged and the supplemental water to the town would begin.
The President got closer than he ever has before.
January 20, 2016
Speaking from nearby Detroit on Wednesday, (click here) he said: "If I were a parent up there, I would be beside myself that my kid's health could be at risk."
The city's water became contaminated after a change in supplier in 2014, when lead leached from old pipes.
Since then, residents have complained of bad smells, headaches and rashes.
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has faced calls to resign over the way he has handled the crisis.
On Wednesday he released a batch of emails from 2014 and 2015 concerning the issue.
One email suggests that a day after doctors reported high levels of lead in local children, one of the governor's top advisers told him city officials, not state officials, had to "deal with it".
The switch to a river water source was a money-saving move when the city was under state financial management.
The water from Flint River stripped lead from the pipes and into the supply....