Right, so on Thursday Donald Trump decided that he wanted the United States to join Syria and Nicaragua on the (very) short list of countries not on board with the Paris Accord and in doing so, he ensured that the planet Earth will no longer be a lazy freeloader that leeches off hard-working Americans.
As WaPo’s Alexandra Petri explained it:
Before Earth asks us to step up and help protect it, it should take stock of its own contributions. There is, frankly, a lot of waste there. It has flourished too long without cuts, and now it is time to pay the piper.
After all, Trump “was elected to represent Pittsburgh, not Paris”…
"I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh not Paris" Pres. Trump says in announcement he's withdrawing US from Paris Agreement pic.twitter.com/zIKtd3Npt8
— ABC News (@ABC) June 1, 2017
One person who doesn’t necessarily concur is the Mayor of Pittsburgh, who tweeted this in response:
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
But fuck him, right? What does he know about Pittsburgh?
Well as if all of this wasn’t absurd enough already, Mike Pence took it up a notch when, in an interview with Fox News, he seemed to be incredulous when it comes to the fact that a lot of people are concerned about “this issue of climate change.”
Listen below and remember: this man will in all likelihood be the President sometime in the next four years…
— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 2, 2017