Al Gore: Trump is a catastrophe, I give up

California Governor Jerry Brown (left) and former US Vice President Al Gore attend the Los Angeles Special Screening of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power at the Arclight Hollywood in Hollywood, California, on July 25, 2017. PHOTO | VALERIE MACON | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Gore would himself go on to serve as a Congressman for three terms and was a two-time senator before becoming vice president under Bill Clinton during one of the country's greatest economic booms.

  • Gore narrowly lost the presidential election to George W. Bush in 2000 and reinvented himself as a seer on climate change after his White House dreams were blown away, winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.

  • His opponents over the years have accused him of being a fantasist and even a fraud, but he says his years in politics have given him a thick skin.

He once gave Donald Trump the benefit of the doubt, but mention the US president to Al Gore these days and you'll get a withering frown.

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