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President Trump Takes Aim at Pelosi, San Francisco's Streets

'And by the way, clean up the streets in San Francisco, they are disgusting!' Trump tweeted

President Donald Trump on Sunday took aim at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and, in doing so, also called out San Francisco's streets, which have been found to be littered with trash, needles and feces.

Trump lashed out at Pelosi for rejecting his proposal to exchange temporary protections for some immigrants for $5.7 billion for his border wall.

Trump's reaction came in a series of tweets. He's accusing Pelosi and other Democrats of putting politics ahead of security and claims, without evidence, Pelosi "has behaved so irrationally & has gone so far to the left that she has now officially become a Radical Democrat."

Trump continued, writing, "She is so petrified of the "lefties" in her party that she has lost control...And by the way, clean up the streets in San Francisco, they are disgusting!"

Last year, the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit surveyed 153 blocks of downtown San Francisco in search of trash, needles, and feces. The investigation revealed trash littered across every block. The survey also found 41 blocks dotted with needles and 96 blocks sullied with piles of feces.

Pelosi responded to Trump on Twitter, penning a message to the president that read, "800,000 Americans are going without pay. Re-open the government, let workers get their paychecks and then we can discuss how we can come together to protect the border. #EndTheShutdown"

Pelosi and other Democrats have rejected Trump's latest proposal and remain opposed to the idea of building a wall along the southern border with Mexico.

The shutdown that has left hundreds of thousands of workers without paychecks is now in its fifth week.

San Francisco Mayor London Breed took to Twitter late Sunday to respond to the president, saying: "We are cleaning the streets – just like @SpeakerPelosi is cleaning up after the mess that is your presidency."

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