Republican President Donald Trump referred to the city of Pittsburgh during his remarks Thursday on withdrawing the United States from the Paris climate accord: "I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris."
And that apparently got under the skin of the Democratic mayor of Pittsburgh.
Because Bill Peduto hopped on Twitter after the announcement and indicated that the Steel City would be standing with the Paris climate accord, despite Trump's declaration:
As the Mayor of Pittsburgh, I can assure you that we will follow the guidelines of the Paris Agreement for our peop… https://t.co/kOIEW44Odh— bill peduto (@bill peduto)1496347422.0
"As the Mayor of Pittsburgh," Peduto wrote Thursday, "I can assure you that we will follow the guidelines of the Paris Agreement for our people, our economy & future."
The mayor also took a jab at Trump concerning support from Pittsburgh's voters in last year's election:
Fact: Hillary Clinton received 80% of the vote in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh stands with the world & will follow Paris… https://t.co/8UZRA9ZEWF— bill peduto (@bill peduto)1496347166.0
"Fact: Hillary Clinton received 80% of the vote in Pittsburgh," Peduto tweeted. "Pittsburgh stands with the world & will follow Paris Agreement."
Think he was done? Not a chance.
Peduto said that "it's up to cities to lead" in the wake of Trump's announcement:
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— bill peduto (@bill peduto)1496347034.0
While many users backed Peduto's stance against Trump, others were less agreeable:
@billpeduto Hey Moron: It's federal crime to conduct your own foreign policy. Logan Act. You're not negotiating jac… https://t.co/M7dUMsczDN— Thomas Paine (@Thomas Paine)1496367568.0
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! @billpeduto— Kurt Schlichter (@Kurt Schlichter)1496364300.0
@billpeduto @billscher @PressSec @POTUS ...soon to be *former* mayor.— Jason Willoughby ⭕ (@Jason Willoughby ⭕)1496373611.0
@billpeduto . ppl in Pittsburgh the Mayor just said he will raise your taxes to pay for a climate change scam. #pedutoisthemafia— Not in a Blue Moon (@Not in a Blue Moon)1496347816.0
#powerless You have no power to do anything like that its all macro economic.... wth ever, another leftist grandstanding clown
— HARE KEKSNA (@WontObeyEvil) June 2, 2017
(H/T: The Hill)