Trump talks climate change with Leo DiCaprio

Trump talks climate change with Leo DiCaprio
Image: YouTube screen grab (via United Nations)

President-elect Donald Trump has a new — and unlikely — adviser: Leonardo DiCaprio.

DiCaprio met with Trump to push climate activism and green jobs — just as the president-elect announced a climate-science skeptic to head the EPA on Wednesday.

Terry Tamminen, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation CEO, released a statement after the Trump Tower meeting, calling it the first in a series.

“The president-elect expressed his desire for a follow-up meeting in January, and 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,” Tamminen said.

Tamminen told the Associated Press the celebrity not only gave a presentation to Trump and his team, but also to future first daughter Ivanka Trump.

“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,” said Tamminen.

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