Mayor of Pittsburgh Slams Trump for ‘Pittsburgh Not Paris’ Comment


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The Mayor of Pittsburgh responded to President Donald Trump‘s speech announcing the withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord, a global agreement aimed at limiting greenhouse gas emissions.

Seems like everyone is obsessing over that “I was elected by the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris,” line that surely Trump thought was so clever, even though the Paris accord has next to nothing to do with the citizens of Paris.

Nevertheless, the Mayor of Pittsburgh, Bill Peduto, took to Twitter to respond to that quip, following a retweet by Sean Spicer.

Decent burn. And he preceded that tweet with this gem:

Another solid burn, Peduto. Very well played.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio had similar thoughts regarding Trump’s announcement.

Likewise, Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel tweeted out a statement about the city’s plan to abide by the emission limitations set forth by the Paris Accord.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh all made similar statements pledging to step up their efforts in working to reduce carbon emissions.

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