Gore meets with Trump, daugh­ter for ‘pro­duc­tive’ talk on cli­mate

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — S.A. Miller

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.


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