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Al Gore

In a new interview, Al  Gore calls on President Donald Trump to resign and encourages the American public to continue its organized resistance to the president's deregulatory environmental agenda. (Photo: LADbible/screenshot)

Al Gore Has Just One Small Bit of Advice for Trump: 'Resign'

As public support for the president continues to plummet, the former vice president says he should step down

Jessica Corbett

"If you had to give Trump one piece of advice, what would it be?"

"Resign," said former vice president and environmental activist Al Gore, in an interview with the website LADbible.

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Gore's call for President Donald Trump to resign comes amid speculation that Trump will leave office early, in the aftermath of his controversial comments about violent white supremacist demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The walls appear to be closing in on the Trump presidency, Common Dreams reported earlier this week, as reports indicate the president is becoming increasingly isolated within the West Wing and from his fellow Republicans. On Thursday, mounting public support to remove him from office motivated a Democratic congressman to file articles of impeachment.

Although Gore's statement directed at Trump was succinct, his interview—which focused on the global climate crisis, the topic of his new film, "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power"—featured jabs at the president's environmental policy, and appreciation for the public's organized resistance to it.

Environmental advocates have accused the Trump administration of waging a war on science, and catering to the demands of lobbyists and polluters by rolling back environmental regulations designed to protect vital natural resources and combat climate change.

After Trump provoked global condemnation with his decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement in June, Gore said at a SiriusXM/Variety Magazine town hall last month: "What we are seeing in the United States of America today is the biggest upsurge of activism in favor of the climate that we have ever experienced. And it's in reaction to what President Trump has said."

Echoing those sentiments in the LADbible interview, Gore encouraged Americans to "use your vote, and as a citizen you have the ability—even if you're not yet old enough to vote—to influence the political leaders that are supposed to be representing you and not representing the lobbyists and polluters."

Gore specifically called on young people to continue mobilizing against the climate change deniers' and Trump administration's deregulatory environmental agenda.

"Women's suffrage, the civil rights movement, the anti-apartheid movement, more recently the gay rights movement," he said, "in every one of these it's been young people who have been in the vanguard with the passion and energy and commitment to really drive the movement forward. When enough young people put the pressure on and do it passionately, then the laws begin to change.


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