President Donald Trump has had a lot to contend with of late, including the fact that 1.2 million Americans are predicted to die from coronavirus by 2021 and the upcoming presidential election against the newly announced Joe Biden and Kamala Harris ticket.

Now the US leader has seemingly set his sights on showerheads after complaining about his haircare routine.

With the US government having proposed changes to legislation which would allow for more water flow, here’s what you need to know about why…

What has Trump said about showerheads?




Under a 1992 law, showerheads in the US are restricted from producing no more than 2.5 gallons (9.5 litres) of water per minute.

Speaking about his issue with showers, Trump said: ‘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.’

The speech came in an official White House correspondence regarding rolling back regulations to help all Americans.

The full exchange is available to view online.

What is going to happen to showerheads in the US?

The Department of Energy has officially proposed making the changes so that the water limit is extended to each nozzle on the showerhead, instead of the overall fixture.

However, some have criticised this proposal.

Andrew deLaski, executive director of the energy conservation group Appliance Standards Awareness Project, is quoted as calling the proposal ‘silly.’

He told the Associated Press news agency that ‘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.’

‘If the president needs help finding a good shower, we can point him to some great consumer websites that help you identify a good showerhead that provides a dense soak and a good shower,’ he added.

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