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IMAGE: Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former U.S. Vice President Al Gore exits after a meeting with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., December 5, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

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40 responses to “Did Al Gore Get Played By Donald Trump?”

  1. dbtheonly says:

    Al Gore get played by Trump? No.

    What did Gore risk in a meeting? Trump’s in the tank for the polluters. Trump’s denied the existence of climate change.

    There was no “down side” for Gore in having the meeting. What’d he risk? Trump tweeting the sun goes around the earth? Trump exposing the government conspiracy to convince us the earth is round?

    No.

    With the meeting, Gore might convince Trump of some scientific realities. That’d be a success. But a failure leaves Gore, and the rest of us, no worse off than when he’d walked into the building.

    That’s not getting played. It’s taking a shot.

  2. Otto T. Goat says:

    Portland police have reopened the investigation into a local masseuse’s claim that Al Gore groped her, despite Gore’s “unequivocally and emphatically” denying making unwanted advances and his classification of this as a “defamatory” story “generated by the tabloids.” The smoking gun here would be a pair of pants that the masseuse says she has saved since the day of incident because they have a ” suspicious stain ” on them.

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2010/07/01/why_the_masseuses_story_about_al_gore_rings_true.html

  3. Lone Star Ray says:

    Gore reminds me more and more of John Goodman…plus he was probably wanting to discuss “happy ending” massages as much as climate change.

  4. Jinmichigan says:

    Assuming trump is anything other then a sleazeball is the first mistake,

  5. ivory69690@yahoo.com says:

    JUST AL ? DONNY DUMP is on his way to screwing so much more to start the USA AND NEXT THJE WORLD the whole and big picture here is ,well just maybe the CIA was doing just their job and checking out all the bull going on here . But its DONNY DUMP and his sneaky sliming way around every thing he touches . first look at what happen from the start the GOP gang of pinhead idiots admitted doing all thy could to make Hillary look bad . the DUMPSTER had his dirty hands in this deep . if it been all this Russian bull going on against the DUMPSTER the gang of pinhead idiots would be going nuts (but what did thy do ? what thy do best NOTHING ) and for some way the FIB took the DUMPSTER’s side here the coma-toast Comey (<FBI clown ) had to be locked in some way to the DUMPSTERDONNY DUMP for him to do another thing of the EMAIL bull again 9 days before the election that was the last straw for the last of the voter to hear the bull . (the brain dead DUMPSATER followers where always with the CLOWN CAR DRIVER anyways ) then 2 days before the election the COMA CLOWN comes out and says all is ok now with the emails giving those 7 days for people to vote for DONNY DUMP . be it was the other way around and all was on the DUMPSTER ( and he still had all his own bull out there and all true from his own big mouth ) it was all over shadowed but the FBI and the email bull . look at today the way things worked out women are afraid to come out and say thy have been sexual assaulted because no one will believe them (even when the assaulter tells all just how he dose it on tape . still thy are all called lier's . so what dose that say for any one that gets sexual assaulted or even raped ? don't say nothing for nothing will happen and no one will believe you anyways . so the DONNY DUMP CLOWN just gave all the free go to go out and sexual assault and heck why not rape who ever you want its ok you can do it I did and got away with it .

  6. ivory69690@yahoo.com says:

    and for some way the FIB took the DUMPSTER’s side here the coma-toast Comey (<FBI clown ) had to be locked in some way to the DUMPSTERDONNY DUMP for him to do another thing of the EMAIL bull again 9 days before the election that was the last straw for the last of the voter to hear the bull . (the brain dead DUMPSATER followers where always with the CLOWN CAR DRIVER anyways ) then 2 days before the election the COMA CLOWN comes out and says all is ok now with the emails giving those 7 days for people to vote for DONNY DUMP . be it was the other way around and all was on the DUMPSTER ( and he still had all his own bull out there and all true from his own big mouth ) it was all over shadowed but the FBI and the email bull . look at today the way things worked out women are afraid to come out and say thy have been sexual assaulted because no one will believe them (even when the assaulter tells all just how he dose it on tape . still thy are all called lier's . so what dose that say for any one that gets sexual assaulted or even raped ? don't say nothing for nothing will happen and no one will believe you anyways . so the DONNY DUMP CLOWN just gave all the free go to go out and sexual assault and heck why not rape who ever you want its ok you can do it I did and got away with it .

  7. cole3244 says:

    gore didn’t fight in 2000 and now he would rather be relevant than fight for the climate, typical weal knee-ed dem.

  8. ivory69690@yahoo.com says:

    and for some way the FIB took the DUMPSTER’s side here the coma-toast Comey (<FBI clown ) had to be locked in some way to the DUMPSTERDONNY DUMP for him to do another thing of the EMAIL bull again 9 days before the election that was the last straw for the last of the voter to hear the bull . (the brain dead DUMPSATER followers where always with the CLOWN CAR DRIVER anyways ) then 2 days before the election the COMA CLOWN comes out and says all is ok now with the emails giving those 7 days for people to vote for DONNY DUMP . be it was the other way around and all was on the DUMPSTER ( and he still had all his own bull out there and all true from his own big mouth ) it was all over shadowed but the FBI and the email bull . look at today the way things worked out women are afraid to come out and say thy have been sexual assaulted because no one will believe them (even when the assaulter tells all just how he dose it on tape . still thy are all called lier's . so what dose that say for any one that gets sexual assaulted or even raped ? don't say nothing for nothing will happen and no one will believe you anyways . so the DONNY DUMP CLOWN just gave all the free go to go out and sexual assault and heck why not rape who ever you want its ok you can do it I did and got away with it . and soooo very much moreeeeeeeee

  9. Marianne Brockwell says:

    Being an honest man with ethics, Al Gore took the Dumpster at his word. Rather than think Gore was hoodwinked I would say it was daughter Ivanka who got screwed. She thinks she has influence but it appears not so much

  10. Jim Samaras says:

    Trump wanted to meet, in person, the idiot who said he invented the internet. Obamas butt buddy Rahm will comply, like Mexico he just doesn’t know it yet…..These libtards just won’t admit they got nothing left. Illegal criminals will be gone and no more money will be wasted on the new Y2K.

    • johninPCFL says:

      Fact check: Gore sponsored the bill in Congress that converted the military and university site computer interconnection system (that we paid for) into the current “internet”. He, along with the creators of the hardware interfaces and those who wrote the interconnection software (including the TCP/IP protocol), “invented” the internet.

  11. Todd Nelson says:

    Gore knew when he left his meeting with Trump he hadn’t gotten what he came for. That is why Leonardo DiCrapio went in the next day. They both got their answer to their “climate change” fraud with the appointment of Scot Pruitt. The way Trump is acting is no different than Barack Obama who told the republicans in congress at their first meeting “elections have consequences, I won”. That is exactly what is happening here. If the democrats choose to not help with a replacement for the democrat only Obamacare disaster, then they will be the losers. Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid snuck the ACA past so much public disagreement with the bill by using an illegal tactic of reconciliation, a move only allowed for tax bills, to pass a rough draft of a house bill that was supposed to be cleaned up in conference between the house and senate. Because the bill would never have passed if it had been changed. Not one republican voted for that piece of crap legislation that has ruined our economy. Now let’s see if the Republicans can do a better job, they couldn’t do worse As to obstructing everything the republicans propose, please do that, if you want to have even fewer democrats in congress after the 2018 elections. The American people are tired of the extreme partisanship and are going to blame the obstructors who refuse to even compromise.

    • johninnv says:

      Paranoia strikes deep. Into the mind it will creep.

    • Karen_in_KC says:

      It’s very obvious that you haven’t paid attention to anything like CSPAN. A good place to find the truth as you see/hear exactly what Republicans said the day Pres Obama was being sworn in. Straight from McConnell who said the Republican Party would NOT work with ANYTHING the Democrats tried to do. And they didn’t… except to vote against everything, including anything that was a Tepublican idea first … think ACA (aka Obamacare … modeled after Mitt Romney’s healthcare when he was governor). Now here you are, continuing to spread the poison and lies making you one of Trumps/Putins ‘unwitting assets’. Or maybe you really are a Russian full fledged asset.

      • Todd Nelson says:

        Maybe you should be more accurate on your timeline. McConnell didn’t make that anti Obama comment until 2012 when Obama had already pushed through the disastrous Obamacare over the objections of every republican and the vast majority of the country. It shows how little you actually know as you have had to resort to name calling to try to make your lame point. I have never even met Vladimir Putin, but do have some Russian friends who fled there during the 1970’s. The only lies being pushed here are straight from you.

  12. FT66 says:

    During the transition period, Trump has treated so badly those he has different views with or they went after him during the campaign, from Ted Cruz to Mitt Romney and Al Gore. It is a very bad behavior to any kid to learn. This man has no shame at all.

  13. johninnv says:

    I haven’t even bothered to read the article…but I can answer the question. YES….Gore got played by Trump.
    Any other questions?

  14. elw says:

    Actually, the entire Country is being played by Trump – do not doubt that for one moment. He is deadly serious about filling his own pockets at the expense of the rest of us.

    • iamproteus says:

      So true! Anyone who doesn’t recognize that just isn’t paying attention. He said several years ago that he could make a lot of money if he were president. Now he is showing us how he’s going to do it and people are cheering him on! I can’t shake the vision of the country dropping their pants and bending over for him. Next the country will say in a loud clear voice…”Please, Sir, may I have another?”

  15. Eleanore Whitaker says:

    No. The Penthouse Pumpkin did worse. He USED Al Gore like a dockside harlot. This is more of the typical CEO strategy. Gore, without his corporate wits about him, like most people, didn’t see what was coming from the slime Trump is. Trump used Gore to pump information out of him on how to undo the EPA and EPA regs. Gore, like most people, doesn’t expect such low life low down treatment. I hate to say I told you so, But I told you so.

    Trump doesn’t know one damn thing about environmental issues other than the sound bites he digests from the anti-environmentalists. So, he got Al Gore to give him some “basic Training” for free and then he used that to choose the most vicious, nastiest anti-environmentalist he could find, now that Gore armed him with the weaponry Trump needed.

    One caveat, why call it Environmental “Protection” Agency if it is not going to do what it was created to do: PROTECT?

    Trump won’t make it to his oath of office. Count on it.

  16. Earnest Comment says:

    Yeah it’s so bad that a president would sit down with someone he supposedly disagrees with and listen. There’s no room for moderation or subtlety. There’s no way to mollify extremists in his own party by nominating someone that seems to share their ideas and then put the guy on a leash when he’s in the cabinet.

    There’s no way to make a deal. You have to stand up and scream and get nothing done because that’s what politics is.

    Trump’s gonna be trump. He’s gonna stun people. Hes gonna get things done that no one thought possible. He’s going to show how someone with a brain moves Washington.

    When you deal with children as everyone in Washington and in the media is you use distraction and flattery. You pretend to give them what they want and then quietly move them in the direction they need to go. Right now he’s got to mollify his own party while going around them directly to their base to bring the GOP back to its roots.

    That’s why he’s throwing some red meat to the crowd with hud and the doe and EPa. Those are loser issues anyway. The right isn’t going to move on this stuff. Let the na*is on the right have the victories they’re gonna get anyway so he can move on jobs and infrastructure and trade.

    Say you’re gonna cut corporate rates to 15% to get some concesdions. Then when you cut em to thirty you already got em to agree to deal with carried interest, transfer pricing, foreign sales corporations and offshoring. It’s how you make deals.

    Make China think youre moving business anywhere else unless they start playing ball. Put everything they assume they’ve already cowed the weak ass state department into giving away back in the mix and start from scratch. They need us more than they did thirty years ago.

    It’s how he got elected spending half what his opponent did.

    You guys keep underestimating him. He’s just smarter than you.

  17. Dominick Vila says:

    Both Al Gore and Mitt Romney were “out played” by Trump, and man devoid of ideology, moral values, or interest in what is best for us as a nation. The worst part is that they helped legitimize a man whose only focus is on making a buck. Trump has not demonstrated any interest in the environment, in fact, he called global warming a Chinese hoax. As for decorum and human rights, Trump’s plan is to side with Putin to expedite the destruction of what is left of Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, and anything else he – and his buddy Vladimir – consider an obstacle to their ambitious goals.
    First it will be a purge similar to what happened in Iraq, when we removed every single Sunni from office, leading to the creation of ISIS. The media will follow. After that, it will be our turn.

    • dbtheonly says:

      That guy is going to be our next President.

      As I wrote before, what is the down side for Gore? What does he risk? What can he lose? How does one get out played when there is nothing lost? Is Trump somehow more legitimate now that Gore has talked to him?

      I see it more as taking a shot. Maybe Gore can convince Trump of some climate change reality, if not, we’re no worse off than when we started.

      • Dominick Vila says:

        Engaging a President-elect in a conversation about a critical issue says a lot about Al Gore, but it is a futile attempt if the goal is to convince an incompetent and uninterested charlatan of something he dismisses as a hoax. Talking to a a person suffering from dementia would produce better results than trying to reason with The Donald. That is, unless the conversation involves financing the construction of a new Trump hotel or golf course, in which case you may be rewarded with a Cabinet position or ambassadorship.

        • dbtheonly says:

          True enough, but my emphasis is on the cost side of the equation. You are gamed if it cost you something. Al Gore wasn’t gamed as he lost nothing more than an hour of his life and the cost of saying that the conversation was interesting. Against even a 5% chance of impacting Trump?

          Now Mitt Romney is the guy getting gamed. I feel sorry for him.

          • Dominick Vila says:

            Not even a fraction of one percent. What Trump has been doing when he invited his opponents and critics to come to his golden abode is humiliate them. He makes them look like peasants coming to a palace to kiss the ring of the ruler, and encourages to make speeches designed to aggrandize the image of a buffoon, without ever giving anything in return. In addition to being an arrogant narcissist, he is also a sadist.

  18. Will Owen says:

    Al Gore is a grownup, as are most of our politicians, and is therefore perfectly set up to be jerked around by any spoiled brat who feels no obligation to be truthful, candid, or even sensible. This exactly why I will always vote for the grownup. If there are two running I’ll vote for the Democrat, but if one is and the other isn’t I’ll vote for the one who is regardless of party.

    Mr. Trump is now denying that the Russians had anything to do with hacking Mrs. Clinton’s campaign, regardless of the government’s security peoples’ nearly unanimous conclusion that they are … but they’re just a bunch of annoying grownups out to spoil his fun again, like when they keep wanting to give him briefings. But he’s the boss now, which means he doesn’t have to do all that boring briefing stuff or any other grunt work, His job, as he sees it, is to preside over rallies, maybe launch a ship or two, stand there grinning in the spotlight while his hired hands do the hard stuff. He has, I truly believe, envisioned the presidential position as that of a kind of constitutional monarch. He sees no reason to be bothered with mere housekeeping details; that’s what minions are for, right?

  19. yabbed says:

    Actually, he got played by Ivanka. She did all the talking.

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