Speaking in a voice and with a level of detail that suggested the importance he was giving the issue, Trump told the high-level meeting, that the government is "looking very strongly" at water pressure troubles in the nation's bathrooms.
Those regulations include a 20% reduction in water use on tank-type toilets compared to standards adopted in 1992, and a 32% reduction in maximum water flow on lavatory faucets, according to the EPA.
On Friday, President Donald Trump held a small business roundtable at the White House, but as usual, the free-wielding press gaggle ahead of the event took on a life of its own. "They end up using more water", Trump said while talking with business owners about what he called "commonsense" steps to end overregulation. "EPA is looking at that very strongly at my suggestion", he said.
The president said it was "common sense" to review standards he said resulted in showers with water "quietly dripping out" and toilets that "end up using more water" because of repeat flushing.
The US president also said that some bathroom fixtures slow water to a trickle.
The records do not explicitly name Trump, though Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said investigators are looking into an "unidentified" number designated simply as "-1" in the logs, saying it could be associated with the president.
Still on the subject of regulations intruding on daily life, Trump renewed his frequent criticism of a drive to replace traditional light bulbs with energy-saving variants.
"They got rid of the light bulb that people got used to".
"Of course, being a vain person that's very important to me", he joked to laughter from the White Office press corp. He prompted laughter in the room after joking that the new lightbulbs made him look "orange". "I don't want an orange look", Trump said earlier on Friday, cited by The Hill.