Trump, Al Gore hold ‘interesting conversation’ in New York

New York, Dec 6 (IANS) Former US Vice President Al Gore on Monday held an “interesting conversation” in New York with President-elect Donald Trump, but he offered no details about their meeting.

Initially, Gore had been scheduled to meet with Trump’s daughter Ivanka, to discuss environmental issues, official sources said, but upon leaving the meeting he said that he had also met with the President-elect, EFE news reported.

“I had a lengthy and very productive session with the President-elect,” Gore told reporters after meeting at Trump Tower with the real-estate mogul and his daughter.

“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,” he added.

Gore, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 and is the US politician who has been most active in defending the environment, served as Vice President during Bill Clinton’s 1993-2001 presidency.

Gore was the Democratic presidential nominee in 2000 but he was defeated in the election by Republican George W. Bush in a controversial and extraordinarily close contest that wound up being settled with a Supreme Court decision.

Ivanka Trump is a member of the transition team’s executive committee.