Trump meets movie icon Leonardo DiCaprio to discuss US economy

Movie icon, Leonardo DiCaprio has met with President-elect Donald Trump to discuss how green jobs can help boost the US economy.

The Hollywood star met with Mr Trump, his daughter Ivanka and other senior members of his team at the Trump Tower in New York on Wednesday.

Terry Tamminen, head of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF), assisted the actor with a presentation on how renewable, clean energy could create millions of jobs.

“Today, we presented the President-elect and his advisers with a framework which LDF developed in consultation with leading voices in the fields of economics and environmentalism,” he said.

Mr Tammimen explained that the framework “details how to unleash a major economic revival across the US, centred on investments in sustainable infrastructure”.

“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,” he added.

The Oscar-winning actor has been a strong advocate of fighting climate change and preserving wildlife.

He recently teamed up with director Fisher Stevens to shoot Before the Flood – a documentary addressing the perils of climate change.

DiCaprio previously met with Ivanka Trump and presented her with a copy of the film.

After the meeting, the actor gave the President-elect a copy of the documentary, which Mr Trump promised to watch.

The billionaire has promised to keep an “open mind” on the issue after previously dismissing climate change as an “expensive hoax” and threatening to scrap the Paris accord.

Mr Tamminen said Mr Trump was receptive and suggested they meet again next month.

“We look forward to continuing the conversation with the incoming administration,” Mr Tamminen said.

The meeting came after word got out that Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt, a vocal denier of climate change, is expected to be announced as Mr Trump’s pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency.

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2 Comments

  1. Thumbs up DiCaprio, this is the only way to argue with Mr Trump not by being as these dumb Democrats/Liberals who can’t see anything good about him.

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