Al Gore heaped rare praise on a Republican Monday, hailing Ivanka Trump as a dedicated environmentalist.
The former vice president took two meetings at Trump Tower Monday — one with Ivanka Trump, and a longer one with President-elect Donald Trump — and gushed about the future first daughter afterwards.
From The New York Post
“It’s no secret that Ivanka Trump is very committed to having a climate policy that makes sense for our country and for our world,” Gore said in an interview Monday night on MSNBC’s “All In with Chris Hayes.”
“And that was certainly evident in the conversation that I had with her before the conversation with the president-elect,” he added. “I appreciate the fact that she’s very concerned about this.”
Gore said it was his “own concern” with the “climate crisis” that prompted his powwow with the Trumps. After the election, Trump backed away from his earlier statements that climate change was a “hoax” invented by the Chinese.
Gore said he’s “protecting” the details of his conversation with the president-elect , in part, to assure he’ll have Trump’s ear in the future.
But he characterized his meeting with Trump as “interesting.”
“I do think it was productive,” he said. “The meeting was a good one, I thought. We covered a lot of ground.”
Gore ran for president in 2000 and, although he won the popular vote, failed to win the electoral college. Similarly, Hillary Clinton won more votes across the United States in the 2016 election.
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