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California reps deliver trash collected at national parks to White House

Posted at 4:16 PM, Jan 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-09 17:16:15-05

SAN MATEO COUNTY, Calif. (KPIX) -- A pair of Bay Area lawmakers fed up with the impacts of the partial shutdown sent President Trump a special message Tuesday a few hours before his address.

Bay Area Representative Jackie Speier and North Coast Congressman Jared Huffman hand-delivered a bin that read “Trump Trash” to the White House Tuesday afternoon.

The garbage was collected by the two representatives and other volunteers over the weekend at Ocean Beach and Land’s End in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in San Francisco.

“As the condition of national parks worsened these community members sprang to action and dedicated their personal time to pick up after their own president,” said Huffman in a Facebook post.

They say the filth has been piling up at Bay Area parks and has become a serious problem.

“We’re here to say, ‘Mr. Trump here’s your trash,'” said Speier.

“We don’t need a nationally televised address from the White House to solve this problem tonight,” said Huffman. “What we need is for President Trump to wake up to smell the coffee cups, the diapers, and the burrito wrappers and the trash that is piling up.”

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