FLINT — President Barack Obama had a straightforward message Wednesday for Flint residents: "I've got your back."
The president delivered that message to a crowd of about 1,000 people -- many of them high school students — at Northwestern High School.
"A lot of you are scared; all of you feel let down," Obama said. "I am confident that Flint will come back," he said. And, "I will not rest ... until every drop of water that flows to your home is safe to drink, and safe to cook with, and safe to bathe in, because that's part of the basic responsibilities of a government in the United States of America."