Trump says he's heard from women about inefficient dishwashers

President Donald Trump on Wednesday night again addressed the plumbing issues of Americans, telling a crowd at a Michigan rally that “women tell me” about how they have to repeatedly run their dishwashers.

The comments in Battle Creek came hours after the House of Representatives voted to impeach Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

At the rally, the president said that dishwashers don't work as well as they once did, blaming regulations.

"Remember the dishwasher? You'd press it, boom! There’d be like an explosion. Five minutes later you open it up, the steam pours out,” he said.

"Now you press it 12 times. Women tell me ..." the president said. "You know, they give you four drops of water."

Though he didn't offer any specifics, Trump appeared to say that his administration had adopted new regulations for the appliances.

The Department of Energy has said that it will move forward with a rule-making change that would exempt new dishwashers from previous energy-efficiency standards, MarketWatch reported in late November. The White House has touted the rolling back or elimination of regulations as among Trump's achievements while in office.

Trump on Wednesday also mentioned "electric" — he has complained about energy-efficient light bulbs — and told the crowd "we're bringing back standards that are great."

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BATTLE CREEK, USA - DECEMBER 18 : U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a Keep America Great Rally at Kellogg Arena on December 18, 2019, in Battle Creek, Michigan, United States. (Photo by Kyle Mazza/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
BATTLE CREEK, USA - DECEMBER 18 : U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a Keep America Great Rally at Kellogg Arena on December 18, 2019, in Battle Creek, Michigan, United States. (Photo by Kyle Mazza/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
BATTLE CREEK, USA - DECEMBER 18 : U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a Keep America Great Rally at Kellogg Arena on December 18, 2019, in Battle Creek, Michigan, United States. (Photo by Kyle Mazza/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Battle Creek, Mich., Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
BATTLE CREEK, USA - DECEMBER 18 : U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a Keep America Great Rally at Kellogg Arena on December 18, 2019, in Battle Creek, Michigan, United States. (Photo by Kyle Mazza/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
BATTLE CREEK, USA - DECEMBER 18 : U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a Keep America Great Rally at Kellogg Arena on December 18, 2019, in Battle Creek, Michigan, United States. (Photo by Kyle Mazza/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
BATTLE CREEK, MICHIGAN - DECEMBER 18, 2019: President Donald Trump greets supporters as he enters the stage during a rally at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek, Mich., on December 18, 2019. (Brittany Greeson/ for The Washington Post via Getty Images)
BATTLE CREEK, MICHIGAN - DECEMBER 18, 2019: Supporters sport a Trump t-shirt and a Santa Claus outfit as introductory remarks are made before a rally for President Trump at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek, Mich., on December 18, 2019. (Brittany Greeson/ for The Washington Post via Getty Images)
BATTLE CREEK, MICHIGAN - DECEMBER 18, 2019: Laura Demint, 47, of West Olive, Mich., sports Trump earrings as she waits outside in freezing temperatures before a rally for President Trump at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek, Mich., on December 18, 2019. (Brittany Greeson/ for The Washington Post via Getty Images)
BATTLE CREEK, MICHIGAN - DECEMBER 18, 2019: President Donald Trump says goodbye to supporters at the conclusion of his remarks during a rally at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek, Mich., on December 18, 2019. (Brittany Greeson/ for The Washington Post via Getty Images)
BATTLE CREEK, MICHIGAN - DECEMBER 18, 2019: A volunteer watches from the stands as introductory remarks are made before a rally for President Trump at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek, Mich., on December 18, 2019. (Brittany Greeson/ for The Washington Post via Getty Images)
BATTLE CREEK, USA - DECEMBER 18 : U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a Keep America Great Rally at Kellogg Arena on December 18, 2019, in Battle Creek, Michigan, United States. (Photo by Kyle Mazza/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
BATTLE CREEK, MICHIGAN - DECEMBER 18, 2019: President Donald Trump addresses supporters during a rally at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek, Mich., on December 18, 2019. (Brittany Greeson/ for The Washington Post via Getty Images)
BATTLE CREEK, MICHIGAN - DECEMBER 18, 2019: President Donald Trump addresses supporters during a rally at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek, Mich., on December 18, 2019. (Brittany Greeson/ for The Washington Post via Getty Images)
President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Kellogg Arena, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, in Battle Creek, Mich. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
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Trump's administration announced in September it was rolling back requirements for energy-efficient bulbs.

Trump on Dec. 6 told reporters that “we're looking very strongly at sinks and showers and other elements of bathrooms," including low-flow toilets, and he said then that the “EPA is looking at that very strongly, at my suggestion” referring to the Environmental Protection Agency.

Trump at Wednesday night's rally also accused Democrats of trying to "nullify the ballots" of voters by the impeachment.

But he also said, "it doesn't really feel like we’re being impeached." It is likely that Trump will be acquitted in the Republican-controlled Senate.

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