Flint Mayor Karen Weaver stands with her Chief of Staff Steve Branch. (Jiquanda Johnson | FlintBeat.com)

[paypal_donation_button]FLINT, MI – Flint Mayor Karen Weaver says President Donald Trump seemed sincere when listening to her concerns about infrastructure and safety for the city.

Weaver, who met with Trump during his visit to Ypsilanti Township, said she quickly told Trump her concerns after her office was contacted by the White House to meet with the nation’s leader.

“I did have an opportunity to talk to him. I didn’t get as much time as I was hoping for but I did get time to talk with the president,” said Weaver during a March 15, 2017 press conference at Flint City Hall. “One of the things I did say to him was, first of all thank you for not stopping the federal funds from coming to Flint. I also told him that the city of Flint needed help with infrastructure.”

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Weaver said her Chief of Staff, Steve Branch, has been in contact with the White House today in hopes of setting up another meeting to talk with Trump about issues in Flint.

“I would really like to have an opportunity to sit down and further discuss the needs of Flint,” Weaver said. “My Chief of Staff has been in contact with the White House and we are trying to get a meeting at this point. Hopefully that’s something that will be taking place relatively soon.”

Trump spent time in Michigan today discussing the automotive industry.