Trump said during his speech in the White House Rose Garden, "I was elected by voters of Pittsburgh, not Paris."
.@POTUS "I was elected by voters of Pittsburgh, not Paris. I promised I wld exit or renegotiate any deal which fails to serve US interests"— Sean Spicer (@PressSec) June 1, 2017
Peduto criticized Trump, stating that rival Hillary Clinton received 80 percent of the vote in the city.
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. https://t.co/3znXGTcd8C— bill peduto (@billpeduto) June 1, 2017
Peduto is part of The Climate Mayors, a group of 61 mayors who promised to adopt the Paris Agreement. The group includes Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner.
Opting out of Paris Accord is a grave error. Climate change is real—we feel the effects now. Trump’s choice ensures it will only get worse.— Bill de Blasio (@BilldeBlasio) June 1, 2017