Gore: US going through a 'challenging time'

Claudine Rigal
Juillet 17, 2017

Al Gore spoke about Donald Trump and his withdrawal from the Paris climate change agreement, as well as the controversy around Russia's possible involvement in the 2016 presidential campaign, during an appearance on NBC's Today on Monday.

"We've never had a president who's deliberately made decisions... to tear down America's standing in the world", Gore told Willie Geist. "The climate crisis is by far the most serious challenge we face, but he's also undermined our alliances, such as North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and hurt our standing in the world in many ways".

The creator of the "Inconvenient Truth" also revealed that he's talked to former Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton since her November loss and said that "I suspect she'll be fine, but our country, as I've said earlier, is going to face some challenging months ahead".

Referring to the ongoing questions regarding Russian Federation, he said that "the months ahead will be a test for the American people".

"I had hoped he would come to his senses on the Paris agreement, but I was wrong", said Gore, who has not spoken with Trump since the president's decision on the climate-change agreement.

He also hasn't spoken with Trump since the president announced his decision to withdraw the US from the Paris agreement earlier this year.

Gore also told Geist that he had "pleasant exchanges" with Trump previous year that led him to believe he'd take a more reasonable stance on climate issues than his campaign rhetoric indicated.

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