Leonardo DiCaprio Meets With Donald Trump To Discuss Green Jobs
Actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio met with Donald Trump yesterday to discuss ideas for the future of green jobs.
LEONARDO DICAPRIO MEETS WITH DONALD TRUMP
The 90-minute meeting covered the points of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF) and its hope to create millions of jobs in the environmental sector.
“We presented the president-elect and his advisers with a framework — which LDF developed in consultation with leading voices in the fields of economics and environmentalism — that details how to unleash a major economic revival across the United States that is centered on investments in sustainable infrastructure,” said LDF chief executive Terry Tamminen in a statement. Tamminen served as California’s Environmental Protection Agency secretary in the 2000s.
“Our conversation focused on how to create millions of secure, American jobs in the construction and operation of commercial and residential clean, renewable energy generation,” continued Tamminen.
After Trump’s selection of climate-change denier Oklahoma Atty. Gen. Scott Pruitt to head the EPA, the meeting may have fallen on deaf ears. DiCaprio gave Trump a copy of Before the Flood, a documentary in which the actor visits environmental hotspots around the globe. He had previously met with Ivanka Trump and given her a copy as well.
“We look forward to continuing the conversation with the incoming administration as we work to stop the dangerous march of climate change, while putting millions of people to work at the same time,” said Tamminen.
A source shared that Trump promised to watch the film and suggested they meet again next month.
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