President-elect Trump has a new — and unlikely — adviser: Leonardo DiCaprio.
DiCaprio met with Donald Trump to push climate activism and for 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 [sic] create millions of secure, American jobs in the construction and operation of commercial and residential clean, renewable energy generation,” said Tamminen.
“These programs attainable — and include energy efficiency upgrades that pay for themselves with savings, waste reduction projects that can turn every city into a source of new materials and fuels, and transportation projects that will support global trade while reducing traffic and air pollution and make America a leader in sustainable fuel and vehicle technologies,” Tamminen added.
It came as Trump chose Scott Pruitt, attorney general of Oklahoma, who has sued the EPA, to head the agency.