One of the central issues which propelled President-elect Donald Trump to the White House is energy policy and global warming skepticism. Now the high priest and shaman of the global warming church, Al Gore, has visited Trump Tower and declared the meeting “productive.”
“I had a lengthy and very productive session with the president-elect. It was a sincere search for areas of common ground,” Mr. Gore told reporters at Trump Tower. “I had a meeting beforehand with Ivanka Trump. The bulk of the time was with the president-elect, Donald Trump. I found it an extremely interesting conversation, and to be continued, and I’m just going to leave it at that.”
How did the witch doctor of warming get into the inner sanctum of the nascent Trump administration to begin with?
Apparently, at least according to Gore, Ivanka is “committed to climate change policy that makes sense.”
My sense of this is simply that there’s literally almost nobody on the planet with whom Donald Trump won’t meet, especially if the meeting is brought to him by his family. We should not read too much into this.
Trump has a lot riding on his climate skepticism, including a promise to unbind the U.S. from the Paris accords. It’s unlikely that, even if Gore has Ivanka’s ear, the president-elect will change his position.
Even this small meeting with Al Gore caused some consternation among the “loyalists.”
DEAR President elect Trump. If you are even considering going along with GlobalWarming and with AlGore it will be more than a disappointment
— Chuck Woolery (@chuckwoolery) December 5, 2016
Of course, this whole Gore distraction could be to take the sting out of the real cliffhanger in Trump-world: who will be secretary of state? Rumors are now that Romney is being made to suffer, or that his star is falling, or that–GASP!–former Utah Gov. John Huntsman is now in the mix.
So what’s a little distraction to keep the troops agitated? Al Gore provides a perfect cover (and the press loves to cover him).