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Donald Trump and climate change activist Al Gore just sat down for a 'lengthy' meeting

Ivanka Trump wasn't the only Trump that Al Gore met with Monday during his visit to Trump Tower. Despite initial reports indicating the former Democratic vice president would only be sitting down with Ivanka to discuss climate issues, Gore emerged from the Manhattan skyscraper with news he had actually spent the "bulk of the time" with her father, President-elect Donald Trump. "I had a lengthy and very productive session with the president-elect. It was a sincere search for areas of common ground," Gore said, noting the conversation was "extremely interesting."

While the president-elect has repeatedly brushed off environmental concerns, once even claiming climate change was a "hoax" that was "created" by the Chinese, Gore's biggest post-office claim to fame is his work combating climate change. Since his election however, President-elect Trump has said he sees "some connectivity" between the fossil fuels produced by human activity and climate change.