Gore meets with Trump, daughter for ‘productive’ talk on climate
President-elect Donald Trump met Monday with former Vice President Al Gore and discussed climate change, with Mr. Gore giving an upbeat assessment of the powwow with a man who once dismissed global warming as a Chinese hoax.
“I had a lengthy and very productive session with the president-elect. It was a sincere search for areas of common ground,” he told reporters in the lobby at Trump Tower in Manhattan.
The high-profile at the meeting raised eyebrows because Mr. Gore is one of the world’s most prominent advocates for battling climate change, receiving a Nobel Prize in 2007.
Besides the “Chinese hoax” musing, Mr. Trump said during the campaign he will consider pulling the U.S. out of an international deal on climate that Mr. Obama struck in Paris in 2015, but refuses to submit for Senate ratification.
Earlier in the day, transition team officials said Mr. Gore would meet with Mr. Trump’s daughter Ivanka. But Mr. Gore said that after a brief meeting with Ms. Trump, he spent the bulk of his time with the president-elect.
“I found it an extremely interesting conversation, and to be continued, and I’m just going to leave it at that,” said Mr. Gore, who was the 2000 Democratic presidential nominee.