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Former VP Al Gore says he had 'productive' meeting with President-elect Donald Trump

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Posted at 6:54 PM, Dec 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-05 20:54:17-05

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST):

1:10 p.m.

Former Vice President Al Gore says he had a "productive" meeting with President-elect Donald Trump.

Gore met with Trump at Trump Tower on Monday and spoke briefly to reporters afterward. He categorized his meeting as a "sincere search for common ground."

He also dubbed it "an extremely interesting conversation" but when asked what was discussed he only said "to be continued" before leaving.

Gore says he also met with Ivanka Trump, the president-elect's daughter. Transition officials said earlier Monday that the two would discuss climate change, which is Gore's signature issue.

The president-elect called man-made climate change a hoax and has pledged to undo a number of regulations to protect the environment.

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11 a.m.

Ivanka Trump is meeting with former Vice President Al Gore, who is an aggressive advocate on the idea that humans are causing climate change.

Ivanka Trump is a member of her father's transition team, and aides told reporters Monday that the session would take place later in the day.

President-elect Donald Trump said on the campaign trail that man-made climate change is a hoax. Gore told supporters of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton last month that Trump would walk away from international efforts to reduce carbon emissions.

Ivanka Trump is viewed as being to the left of most Republicans on a range of issues, including climate change.

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