Failed presidential nominee and former Vice President Al Gore is the latest Democrat to join the chorus calling for Donald Trump’s resignation — in this case, because the president refuses to listen to leftist advice on climate change and the environment.
Gore recently sat down for an interview with Los Angeles Fox affiliate KTTV to discuss the wildfires raging across the state of California.
One word: Resign
Starting off the interview with a message to climate change “deniers,” Gore suggested that the effects of climate change on the earth today was like “a nature walk through the book of Revelations,” a rather apocalyptic view of the current state of the world’s climate.
Reporter Elex Michaelson asked Gore what his message would be to President Trump, if the president happened to ever see the interview.
Gore replied, “My only message would be: Resign. I mean, I don’t mean to be flippant about it.”
“I don’t think he is prepared to listen to advice about the importance of clean air and clean water,” Gore said.
Climate change concerns
Gore reiterated his call for a “price on carbon,” more energy conservation and a shift toward more renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind.
He also took a shot at the credibility of Trump’s administration, specifically Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.
Zinke had recently suggested that some of California’s environmental regulations — such as restrictions on logging or clearing out underbrush from overgrown forests — had ironically contributed more to the severity of the recent wildfires than climate change.
“Well, I think everybody knows to discount what this current administration is doing and saying,” Gore said, echoing the all-too-common liberal assumption that “everybody” agrees with them. “They’ve made the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) the CPA — Coal Production Agency.”
Al Gore can lament that Trump won’t take his advice on climate change and call for him to resign all he wants, but there is a reason Trump isn’t listening to his advice on climate change — it’s wrong — and he is highly unlikely to give up the presidency just because Gore disagrees with him.