Trump says he represents Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh absolutely destroyed him

Protestors demonstrate outside US embassy in London in response to Trump's vow to withdraw from Paris Agreement AFP/Getty

During his speech announcing that he will be taking the US out of the Paris climate agreement, Donald Trump said “I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris”.

Here's Trump explaining his rationale:

But Pittsburgh didn’t really appreciate being used to make Trump’s argument. Bill Peduto, the Democratic mayor of Pittsburgh was quick to react, saying it’s up to individual cities to respond. He also made it very clear that Pittsburgh – and many other parts of the US – won’t go quietly.

Peduto tweeted:

He went on to retweet some damning tweets:

And reach out to the mayor of Nashville:

Already, 82 mayors across the country have pledged to uphold the goals set out in the Paris agreement, including Peduto, of course.

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