Al Gore Rips President Trump for Trying to ‘Bury’ Climate Change Report
Former Vice President Al Gore slammed President Trump on Friday, claiming he was trying to "bury" a bombshell federal report that determined climate change could cost the U.S. hundreds of millions by 2100. Gore criticized the report's release immediately after Thanksgiving rather than in December— as had been originally planned, according to NBC.“Unbelievably deadly and tragic wildfires rage in the west, hurricanes batter our coasts— and the Trump administration chooses the Friday after Thanksgiving to try and bury this critical U.S. assessment of the climate crisis," Gore said in a statement posted on his website. "The President may try to hide the truth, but his own scientists and experts have made it as stark and clear as possible." "Mr. President, the majority of Americans are deeply concerned about the climate crisis and demand action," Gore also said. Trump has been a staunch supporter of the coal industry—which was treated critically in the assessment—and has long drawn ire for voicing skepticism about established climate science. “Brutal and Extended Cold Blast could shatter ALL RECORDS–Whatever happened to Global Warming?” the President Tweeted Wednesday.