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Al Gore on Trump: 'I Don't Know How His Mind Operates'

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By    |   Friday, 04 Aug 2017 01:46 PM

Former Vice President Al Gore says he's had several conversations with President Donald Trump about the threats of climate change and positive benefits of solar energy — but adds "I'm not going to hold my breath" in getting the commander in chief to agree with him.

"We have made those arguments to him . . . and I really thought there was a good chance he would come to his senses," Gore, a leading advocate of green energy and environmental regulation, told the Philadelphia Daily News.

"I was wrong. I haven't talked to him since his speech about [pulling out of] the Paris agreement [to curb carbon emissions], and I don't know that there is any realistic possibility that he will change his mind.

"I don't know how his mind operates. I hope somebody else can succeed with him where I wasn't able to, but I'm not going to hold my breath."

Gore is promoting his new film "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power," which opens Friday in theaters in limited release.

The PG-rated flick — featuring former President George W. Bush, former Secretary of State John Kerry and German Chancellor Angela Merkel — is a sequel to the Oscar-winning 2006 documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth," which tackled global warming.

Gore, who serves as chairman of The Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit that states its mission as "solving the climate crisis," told the Daily News' Gary Thompson he plans to "work around" Trump, who has called global warming a creation of "the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive."

"The rest of the world has doubled down on the Paris agreement. And even in this country, you have business leaders and political leaders who have since stepped up to say, 'We're going to do it without Donald,''' Gore said.

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Former Vice President Al Gore says he's had several conversations with President Donald Trump about the threats of climate change and positive benefits of solar energy - but adds "I'm not going to hold my breath" in getting the commander in chief to agree with him."
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