"I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris," Trump claimed.
Well, first off all, Pittsburgh voted 75 percent for Hillary Clinton. And 56 percent of all of Allegheny County also went for Clinton.
No surprise then, that AFP reports that Pittsburgh has responded with a mixture of weariness and exasperation.
Pittsburgh is one of the most cutting-edge cities in the world when it comes to energy transformation and combating global warming.
I suppose Trump was trying to invoke the oh-so outdated image of Pittsburgh as a city still stuck in its Rust Belt past.
I'm a Pittsburgh native. And I do remember the bad old days, even once when it snowed black.
But those days are long gone as the city has transformed itself into a hub of green industries -- and an example of a river community that prizes and develops its natural beauty.
As one person said in the above-cited AFP article:
"I don't even know a steelworker."
But my childhood memories also include a city with a pro-union, working-class mentality that was disgusted with privilege in every form.
If anything, those progressive values are even more evident these days. For example, Pittsburgh has one of the most liberal members of Congress in Rep. Mike Doyle.
But our illegitimate, ignorant and lying president just goes on, ever more disconnected with reality.