In pulling the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord, the president said “I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.”

Nevermind that his opponent, Hillary Clinton, carried Pittsburgh by almost 80 percent in the 2016 election. His mantra of “bringing back coal” doesn’t make sense to a city and region that’s worked hard to push its economy away from the polluting industries of the past.

It is time to put Youngstown, Ohio, Detroit, Michigan, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — along with many, many other locations within our great country — before Paris, France. It is time to make America great again. —Trump 6/1/2017

Yeah.

The New York Times called (after a referral from a friend) to ask if I could gather some on-the-ground detail for this story. I did not expect top billing but it sure looks cool. 🙂

A Revitalized Pittsburgh Says the President Used a Rusty Metaphor