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Trump Drops Paris Climate Agreement, Pittsburgh Mayor Fires Back And His Response Is Perfect

Donald Trump made a national announcement on Thursday saying that the U.S. has withdrawn from the Paris climate agreement, using Pittsburgh to rationalize his decision.

Bill Peduto (D), Mayor of Pittsburgh, fired back at the president shortly after the announcement. He tweeted:

“The United States joins Syria, Nicaragua & Russia in deciding not to participate with world’s Paris Agreement. It’s now up to cities to lead.”

During his speech Trump referenced the city, saying “I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.”

But Peduto put Trump in his place for lying, yet again. The Mayor tweeted:

“Fact: Hillary Clinton received 80% of the vote in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh stands with the world & will follow Paris Agreement.”

Peduto also made an announcement that the city will still follow the guidelines of the Paris Agreement.

“As the Mayor of Pittsburgh, I can assure you that we will follow the guidelines of the Paris Agreement for our people, our economy & future,” he wrote.

The U.S. Conference of Mayors expressed how strongly they opposed Trump’s decision to withdraw from the climate agreement.

“The U.S. Conference of Mayors is a strong proponent of the need to address climate change and we support the Paris agreement, which positions the world’s nations, including the United States, to be energy independent, self-reliant and resilient,” Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, chairman of conference’s environment committee, said in a statement.

“A thriving economy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions are compatible by focusing on new technology, investing in renewable fuel sources, and increasing our energy efficiency,” he added.

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