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Al Gore To Trump: 'Resign'

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Former Vice President Al Gore has criticized President Donald Trump, telling him, "Resign."

The former Democratic presidential nominee spoke about Trump during a promotional interview for his new documentary about climate change, "An Inconvenient Sequel," the sequel to his 2006 documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth," the Daily Mail reports.

When asked if he had any words of advice for the current president, Gore replied, "Resign."

Gore has been critical of Trump's June decision to withdraw from the Paris agreement on climate change. He even suggested that backlash to Trump's decision had kickstarted a renewed interest in environmental protection.

"The entire world the next day re-doubled their commitments to the Paris agreement and in the U.S., the governors of our largest states and hundreds of mayors, thousands of business leaders all stood up to fill the gap and said, 'We are still in the Paris agreement,'" said Gore. "I do think that the reaction to Donald Trump is actually driving much more momentum in the climate movement."

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He also said he believed the Trump presidency may end early.

"We're only six months into the experiment with Trump," said Gore. "Some experiments are ended early for ethical reasons."

"We're putting, still, 110 million tons of man-made global warming pollution into the sky every day," said Gore. "It's a big planet, but that's an enormous amount of energy."

"We can win this," Gore added. "All we need is the political will."

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Gore has also criticized Trump's response blaming "both sides" for the violence carried out by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginiat. At the annual Netroots Nation progressive gathering, he urged the president to "come back before the people" and "try again," the Washington Examiner reports.

"Our country is facing a dangerous time with the rise of some of these hate groups," said Gore. "When [the president] came out, he did not say anything about the fact that neo-Nazis and the KKK and the alt-right were out there trying to provoke hatefulness and divide people."

"And I was surprised that the statement appeared to give a kind of moral equivalence to the people who had organized this KKK, Nazi march and the people who said 'we're going to stand against fascism and Nazism and racism' and we don't want that in our community," Gore added.

He said that the events in Charlottesville were a "terrorist act."

"Mr. President, for the sake of our country, I urge you to try again," Gore said. "I would urge you to give more thought to what it means to have a resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan and the Nazi movement marching and creating this kind of hatefulness."

Sources: Daily Mail, Washington Examiner / Featured Image: Center For American Progress Action Fund/Flickr / Embedded Images: Center For American Progress Action Fund/Flickr, Gage Skidmore/Flickr

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