When former Vice President Al Gore met with President-elect Donald Trump at the Trump Tower to discuss climate change a month after the 2016 election, he initially said optimistically. Trump “would have been right.”
But after Trump announced the withdrawal of the Paris Climate Agreement on June 1, Gore realized he had been wrong, he told Willie Geist Monday TODAY.
“Our country is living a difficult time, we have never had a president who deliberately made decisions whose effect is to destroy the position of the United States in the world, beginning with the withdrawal of the Paris Agreement,” Gore told me.
“The climate crisis is by far the most serious challenge we face, but it also undermines our alliances, like NATO, and our position in the world hurts us in many ways.”
Gore, who played and wrote the screenplay for the Academy Award-winning documentary “An Inconvenient Truth,” and in the upcoming “One More Mistake” is a strong ecologist and was one of the most prominent voices calling for solutions to climate change.
The Paris agreement – sometimes called the Paris Climate Agreement – is an international coalition to reduce emissions that contribute to climate change.
Two nations – Syria, torn by civil war, and Nicaragua, which has been found that the agreement was not enough to protect the climate – has not signed the agreement.
Gore said he had not spoken to Trump since the president’s decision to withdraw the United States since the Paris agreement, but said he had been disturbed by other controversies that plagued the administration.
The former vice president said that “the unprecedented attack on our democracy led by Russia” has created the lens through which the 2016 elections are in sight.
In addition, Gore said he believed that more information, such as emails published by Donald Trump Jr. revealed that he met a Russian lawyer in the middle of the 2016 election, it has to be.
“John McCain, and by the way, I wish the best in his recovery, said this is another shoe that falls from the centipede.
There will be many more revelations to come if you follow the pattern of all these seemingly leaking inside the White House. ”
Gore said he had full confidence in Robert Mueller, the special adviser overseeing the investigation of possible links between Russia and the Trump campaign.
“I have great confidence, because I believe everyone, Bob Mueller, the independent lawyer. It is very good that our country has a man like him that everyone can tell [and] what they discover, I think people have Confidence in him, “Gore said.