Gore praises Ivanka Trump on climate policy after meeting

Former Vice President Al Gore touted Ivanka Trump’s commitment to a climate policy “that makes sense” Monday night after meeting with President-elect Donald Trump and his daughter.

“It’s no secret that Ivanka Trump is very committed to having a climate policy that makes sense for our country and for our world and that was certainly evident in the conversation that I had with her,” Gore told Chris Hayes on MSNBC’s “All In.” “I appreciate the fact that she is very concerned about this.”

Gore stressed that he preferred to “not give too many details” about the meeting but called it a “very intelligent exchange.”

Ivanka Trump has singled out environmental regulation as her primary policy focus as an incoming first daughter, despite her father’s past claims that climate policy is a hoax propagated by China. Reince Priebus, the incoming White House chief of staff, in recent days said Trump’s “default position” on the topic was that “most of it is a bunch of bunk.”

Gore described both meetings earlier Monday as “very productive” and “extremely interesting,” according to pool reports.

“I had a lengthy and very productive session with the president-elect,” Gore told reporters. “It was a sincere search for areas of common ground. 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.”

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