Gore: Trump has ‘surrounded himself with the absolute worst of climate deniers’ – Says Trump presidency ‘like a bad science experiment’
BY HARRIET SINCLAIR ON 4/25/18 AT 11:05 AM
Former vice president Al Gore has hit out at President Donald Trump, saying that the presidency is like a science experiment gone wrong.
Speaking at an event organized by Axios, Gore told Mike Allen: “In science, some experiments are terminated early for ethical reasons,” in reference to the president.
Gore said in an interview with The Guardian last November that he had not spoken with the president since he announced he was pulling the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord. Gore commented at the time that Trump has “surrounded himself with the absolute worst of climate deniers.”
On Wednesday, the passionate environmental campaigner said that despite his disappointment on Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate deal, he believed it was possible that a future president could rejoin the accord, Newsmax reported.
“I don’t think he’s going to change on that,” Gore said of the president’s decision to leave the climate deal.
“I know what you’re thinking, President Trump made his statement, but the first day on which the U.S. could legally withdraw from the Paris agreement happens to be the day after the next president election,” Gore added. “If there is a new president, a new president could simply give 30 days’ notice and the U.S. is right back in the agreement.”
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Gore was among a number of high-profile figures, including former president Barack Obama and Pope Francis, who expressed their disappointment with Trump’s climate deal decision.
It is not the first time Gore has implied Trump should not be running the country, suggesting the president resign back in 2017 following a backlash over his comments on the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville.
Speaking to Britain’s LadBible in August 2017, Gore was asked what one piece of advice he would give the president. He replied: “Resign.”