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Al Gore Slams Trump on Puerto Rico: A 'New Outrage'

Al Gore Slams Trump on Puerto Rico: A 'New Outrage'
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By    |   Tuesday, 18 September 2018 02:27 PM

Former Vice President Al Gore Tuesday slammed President Donald Trump for his comments that nearly 3,000 people did not die in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, calling the comment another "new outrage" and calling for Americans to vote and "activate the checks and balances" contained in the Constitution.

"Honestly, for me, when a new outrage comes around every few hours, I have to download an existing outrage to make room for the latest outrage, and this is one that stands out," Gore told MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell. 

He also pointed out that the president's criticism of the Justice Department for prosecuting corruption is also a huge problem.

"These are not normal actions or statements by a president," Gore said. "We all know that. But I have the sense that there are a large number of Americans who don't want to get into the arguments of Donald Trump, but they are quietly very determined to go to the polls this November, because if there was ever a time to activate the checks and balances our Founders put under the Constitution, now is that time."

Gore also told Mitchell that there is an "excellent chance" to reestablish "what the real spirit of America ought to be."

"This experiment with Trumpism is not going well in the view of most people, and you know, in science and medicine, some experiments are terminated early for ethical reasons," said Gore.

Gore added that he does not agree to the theory that a president should not have to submit to an investigation while he or she is running the country.

"I understand the point, but no person is above the law," said Gore. "Full stop."

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Former Vice President Al Gore Tuesday slammed President Donald Trump for his comments that nearly 3,000 people did not die in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, calling the comment another "new outrage."
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