Paris is Burning… We’ll Always Have Pittsburgh.
Here’s the thing to note: The Paris Accord (not a car, Trump!) is a voluntary agreement, non-binding, and has no penalties for missing the mark on emissions goals. So the Russian Usurper (in his meandering speech) was lying when he told us,
The Paris Agreement handicaps the United States economy in order to win praise from the very foreign capitals and global activists that have long sought to gain wealth at our country’s expense. They don’t put America first. I do, and I always will. (Applause.)
The same nations asking us to stay in the agreement are the countries that have collectively cost America trillions of dollars through tough trade practices and, in many cases, lax contributions to our critical military alliance. You see what’s happening. It’s pretty obvious to those that want to keep an open mind.
At what point does America get demeaned? At what point do they start laughing at us as a country? We want fair treatment for its citizens, and we want fair treatment for our taxpayers. We don’t want other leaders and other countries laughing at us anymore. And they won’t be. They won’t be.
I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris. (Applause.)
First up: Don’t Defame Pittsburgh!
Pittsburgh’s mayor took to Twitter to reinforce his city’s commitment to the Paris climate agreement after President Donald Trump made reference to the city while announcing his decision to withdraw the U.S. from the accord Thursday.
Next up: Elon Musk Quits (but why he was helping Trump before remains a mystery):
Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has quit two of President Trump’s business advisory councils after the president announced he will pull the U.S. out of the historic Paris climate agreement.
Next up: Disney CEO Bob Iger Quits (but why he was helping Trump before remains a mystery):
Disney (decision to withdraw from the Paris climate deal.) CEO Bob Iger said he will step down from Trump’s business advisory council, protesting the president’s
“Protecting our planet and driving economic growth are critical to our future, and they aren’t mutually exclusive,” Iger said in a statement. “I deeply disagree with the decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement.”
He also posted his decision on Twitter, saying he’d resigned from Trump’s business council “as a matter of principle.”
Lloyd Blankfein (CEO Goldman Sachs) gives his first and only tweet:
Today’s decision is a setback for the environment and for the U.S.’s leadership position in the world. #ParisAgreement
— Lloyd Blankfein (@lloydblankfein) June 1, 2017
France makes it’s move!
Macron to U.S. engineers and scientists: “Come and work here, with us.” https://t.co/bnV0UoWpHY Trump’s decision = France’s recruiting pitch
— Dan Diamond (@ddiamond) June 1, 2017
(And as a side note if not a side eye: expect a brain drain of US Scientists to leave.)
But then the real tragedy is reported, thanks to the ever-vigilant Tiger Beat on the Potomac:
Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, missed the Rose Garden announcement on the Paris deal, but they have taken the defeat in stride, people familiar with their thinking said.
Which led to one, lone voice sobbing on the twitter machine:
*sniff* She's so brave. *sniff* What a fucking inspiration to us all. https://t.co/TJkPTWCbEQ
— Tengrain (@Tengrain) June 1, 2017