Greta Thunberg pokes Cruz in tweet welcoming US back to Paris accord

Greta Thunberg took to social media Thursday to praise President Biden's decision to rejoin the Paris climate accord while mocking Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzFBI investigating alleged assault on Fort Bliss soldier at Afghan refugee camp The Memo: Biden's immigration problems reach crescendo in Del Rio Matthew McConaughey on potential political run: 'I'm measuring it' MORE's (R-Texas) condemnation of the move.

"So happy that USA has finally rejoined the Pittsburgh Agreement. Welcome back!" the teenage climate activist tweeted, renaming the accord to take an implicit jab at Cruz's statement.


Cruz had brought up Pittsburgh on Wednesday night while tweeting his dismay over the United States's reentry into the Paris agreement, shortly after Biden signed the executive order.

"By rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement, President Biden indicates he’s more interested in the views of the citizens of Paris than in the jobs of the citizens of Pittsburgh," Cruz wrote. "This agreement will do little to affect the climate and will harm the livelihoods of Americans."

Later Wednesday night, Cruz engaged in war of words on Twitter over the move with comedian Seth Rogen, who called the Texas Republican a "fascist."

"Go encourage a white supremacist insurrection again you f---ing clown," Rogen tweeted at Cruz.


Cruz fired back at Rogan, condemning the "22 Jump Street" star's "charming, civil, educated response."

"If you’re a rich, angry Hollywood celebrity, today’s Dems are the party for you," Cruz added. "If you’re blue-collar, if you’re a union member, if you work in energy or manufacturing...not so much."

Biden had vowed to have the U.S. reenter the Obama-era agreement on his first day in office. Then-President TrumpDonald TrumpCheney says a lot of GOP lawmakers have privately encouraged her fight against Trump Republicans criticizing Afghan refugees face risks DeVos says 'principles have been overtaken by personalities' in GOP MORE moved to withdraw the U.S. from the pact in November 2019, arguing the agreement negatively impacted American workers.