Pittsburgh mayor fires back at Trump: My city WILL follow Paris agreement...
The mayor of Pittsburgh fired back at President Trump Thursday for his use of the city in rationalizing withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement, saying the city will continue to follow the deal.
Bill Peduto (D) tweeted Thursday that "it's now up to cities to lead" after Trump announced that the U.S. will pull out of the Paris climate deal.
Trump referenced Pittsburgh in his speech announcing the decision to withdraw, saying, "I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris."
Peduto fired back, tweeting, "Fact: Hillary Clinton received 80% of the vote in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh stands with the world & will follow Paris Agreement."
Peduto also hit back at a tweet from press secretary Sean Spicer quoting Trump's comments on Pittsburgh.
"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.