WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — During the announcement of his decision to exit the Paris accord last week, Trump stated that he represents the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.
"As Mayor of Pittsburgh, I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris," Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto wrote in the opinion-editorial piece published in the New York Times.
"As Mayor of Paris, I was elected to represent the citizens of Paris, not Pittsburgh," Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo wrote.
On Thursday, Trump announced his decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord. Trump argued the agreement had the potential to hurt the US economy and affect national job growth while unfairly benefiting other nations.
Trump expressed readiness to renegotiate the deal under terms that would be fair to the United States.