Former Vice President Al Gore (D) hasn’t been in the public eye very much recently, but he made his perspective on the climate in America known on Tuesday of this week. He remarked that America’s divided political base has led the country to its most “dangerous” moment in recent history.
Gore made an appearance on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” Tuesday night and he said that President Trump was responsible for an “all-out assault” on “American values.”
“I honestly believe, Seth, that all joking aside, this is the most dangerous time for the United States of America I’ve ever seen in my lifetime,” Gore told NBC’s Seth Meyers.
“There is just a radical all-out assault from Donald Trump on the values of America, the norms of America, the rule of law in America.”
The former vice president didn’t stop with the late night talk show. He reiterated those comments Wednesday at a press conference before an appearance in Nashville, according to the Tennessean.
“I do think that Donald Trump has been responsible for an assault on America’s values and norms and the rule of law, and I do think it’s dangerous,” he said, according to the newspaper.
Former Vice President Gore pointed to the Watergate scandal that forced President Nixon (R) out of office, Gore added that he thought America would withstand the Trump presidency: “I kinda think that we’ll prove to be resilient again in the aftermath of this period.”
Gore has made environmental issues the center of his focus since leaving public office. He is a vocal critic of the president and last fall referred to Trump as the face of climate change denial in America.
“It’s really significant … that Donald J. Trump is now the face of climate denial,” he said on “The Daily Show.”
What do you think about Gore’s assessment of the climate in America?