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Leonardo DiCaprio Reveals What Happened When He Met Donald Trump

September 22, 2017 | Posted by Joseph Lee
Leonardo DiCaprio

The Hartford Courant reports that during a speech at a Yale University climate change conference, Leonardo DiCaprio revealed that he met with President Donald Trump to talk about the issue. Here are highlights:

On traveling the world to film Before the Flood: “When you start talking about chemically changing our planet in an irreversible fashion, that will threaten all life on earth, that was like the most surreal science fiction movie I could ever imagine.”

On meeting with Trump in December: “We presented him with a comprehensive plan to tackle climate change, while also simultaneously harnessing the economic potential of green jobs. We talked about how the United States has the potential to lead the world in clean energy manufacturing and research and development.”

On Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement: “We should not have people in office who do not believe in facts and truths and modern science that are able to manipulate and risk the entire future of this entire generation. We are at that turning point right now, and we are going to look back at this point in history, and frankly this administration, and certain people are going to be vilified for not taking action. They really are. And it’s up to this generation, it’s up to all of you to get involved and make a difference.”

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