Pittsburgh mayor blasts President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement

The mayor of Pittsburgh had some sharp responses for President Trump who cited the city while announcing the nation's withdrawal from the Paris climate accord.

Democrat Bill Peduto tweeted Thursday afternoon, "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."

His message was a direct response to a tweet by White House press secretary Sean Spicer, which quotes the president as saying, "I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris. I promised I [would] exit or renegotiate any deal which fails to serve US interests."

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Trump is our national embarrassment.
We have to stop this asshole. This is urgent. You have to vote in 2018.
If I and my advisors had never learned what Science is or how & why it works, then I’d consider pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord too.
Today, our planet suffered. It’s more important than ever to take action. #ParisAgreement https://t.co/FSVYRDcGUH
Just when you think Trump cannot possibly do anything more stupid than gun-running to the Saudis, he pulls out of the Paris Accords. OMG!
who were the assholes applauding trump pulling out of the climate accord - who the hell were they - we need names #resistALLthingsTRUMP
Trump is having the U.S. pull out of the Paris Climate Accord. Too bad someone didn't tell his father that he shoulda pulled out, too.
1) If Dems are smart, they should call for immediate meetings w POTUS to determine how to get back in the Paris Agreement
I’m guessing that Donald Trump doesn’t see the irony in making his announcement to leave the Paris Agreement while standing in a garden.
It'll be great to see all the economic progress in blue states & cities that continue to embrace science & the Paris deal.
There has never in US history been such a destructive megalomaniac in the WH. Thank you to US press and other numbskulls who put him there.
. @realDonaldTrump I ask humbly to remember your children, their children & all children will be left to live w/the… https://t.co/d37ZrDLJGT
America First! Earth Last! #ParisClimateAccord
2017...the year science, reason and accountability died. https://t.co/0idQGE1jHK
dem or republican this climate issue is awful. trump is truly an idiot that is harming all of us
What a huge step backward. We should be leading the world on this. #ActOnClimate https://t.co/h8rbyV5Rvt

Minutes before, the mayor had written on Twitter, "Fact: Hillary Clinton received 80% of the vote in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh stands with the world & will follow Paris Agreement."

Peduto had also stated, "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."

His position echoes that of many other city and state leaders around the country.

The Washington Post is also reporting that "Thirty states and scores of companies said Thursday that they would press ahead with their climate policies and pursue lower greenhouse gas emissions, breaking sharply with President Trump's decision to exit the historic Paris climate accord."

In his address Thursday, Trump cited high financial burdens, the loss of millions of jobs, and damage to sectors like coal and natural gas as his reasons for the withdrawal.

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