Donald Trump’s Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has said he believes children are better off drinking water, but said there is a “very small risk” of them developing health problems.
In an interview on Fox News Sunday, Mr Trump said he is not sure whether the Trump campaign is “going to go along with” drinking water from tap water.
“I’m really not sure,” Mr Trump told host Chris Wallace.
“But I’ll tell you what, I’m not saying it’s not safe.”
Mr Trump also said children were better off eating cereal from a box, because that would give them a better chance of getting diarrhoea, which can be fatal.
“If you eat cereal, it gives you a better idea of the nutrients in it, which is the only reason to eat cereal,” Mr Trumps statement said.
“You need cereal.
You need to eat a cereal, and that gives you nutrients.”
He said that cereal could be a better source of iron, vitamin B6 and magnesium.
Mr Trump has made similar statements before.
In 2011, he said that “all of the childrens cereals are a disaster”.
“I don’t know whether it’s safe, I don’t think it’s a good idea, I just don’t,” he said.ABC/ReutersTopics:health,diseases-and-disorders,health-policy,pollution,vaccines-and-(health)-care,donald-trump,united-statesFirst posted April 01, 2020 10:42:34Contact John GiannascosMore stories from New South Wales