The should-have-been 43rd president is appearing with the soon-to-be 45th president in Florida! Watch the live event above.
Democrat Hillary Clinton is heading to the battleground state of Florida on Tuesday for an appearance with Al Gore, her party’s 2000 presidential nominee, to highlight an issue he has long championed and that is high on the list of concerns of millennials: combating climate change.
Clinton’s campaign argues that the issue offers a stark contrast with embattled Republican nominee Donald Trump, who has downplayed the phenomenon, once calling climate change a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese.
During the afternoon event in Miami, an aide said, Clinton plans to tout her plans to expand use of renewable energy, reduce oil consumption and invest in infrastructure that can withstand extreme weather. She will also tout the Paris Climate Agreement that she helped negotiate as secretary of state — a deal that Trump has said he would cancel.
The event is part of an effort by Clinton to continue a focus on policy issues in a race that has become dominated by the fallout over a 2005 video on which Trump was captured talking about women in extremely lewd terms, leading to a historic internal crisis among Republicans about his candidacy.
Gore, who served as vice president under Bill Clinton, remained on the sidelines during the Democratic primary season, declining to endorse either Hillary Clinton or Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who made climate change a key issue in his campaign.
Florida, of course, is a poignant choice of venue for Gore. It was the state whose aborted recount in 2000 led to his loss of the presidency to George W. Bush.