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Trump Blasts Pelosi: Go Back to San Francisco and Clean Up the Drugs, Needles on the Streets

Speaking at a campaign rally, the president says House speaker 'ought to stop wasting time' on the impeachment inquiry and focus on her 'hellish' home district

Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Lexington, Kentucky, November 4, 2019.
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U.S. President Donald Trump blasted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during a campaign rally in Lexington, Kentucky Monday, saying she needs to "go back" to her home district of San Francisco and clean up the "drugs and needles" in the streets.

“Nancy ought to stop wasting time, go back to her district in San Francisco, help the homeless, get rid of the drugs, get rid of the needles that are lying all over the street and all the things that are washing into the ocean through their storm sewer system,” The Hill quoted Trump saying.

“What’s happened in San Francisco and what’s happened to many other places run by the radical left Democrats, it’s unbelievable," Trump added.

The president further said Los Angeles is a "third-world city."

Speaking outside the White House Sunday, Trump made similar remarks. "I think Nancy Pelosi has lost her mind. And I think, frankly, that she should go back to San Francisco. If you look at what’s happening to her district — her district is going to hell," the president told reporters. 

Trump has ramped up attacks on Pelosi and other House Democrats amid the ongoing impeachment inquiry. “The media and the Democrats have launched an even more brazen assault on our nation with the deranged, hyperpartisan impeachment witch hunt,” Trump told the crowd Monday.