PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh’s mayor and City Council have received hand-drawn cards from children in Paris thanking them for their support of the Paris climate accord after President Donald Trump announced the U.S. was withdrawing from the agreement.

The Pennsylvania city became a focal point after the Republican president announced he was “elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris” in justifying his decision. Democratic Mayor Bill Peduto said the city would continue to follow the guidelines of the Paris agreement.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review first reported Tuesday that Councilman Dan Gilman posted images of the cards on Twitter and Facebook.

One of the cards featured a French flag. Another had a rendering of the city’s skyline and one of its many bridges.

Trump announced his decision June 1.

Author photo
The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.