Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio and President-elect Donald Trump held a meeting on Wednesday to discuss climate change, CNN reports.
Terry Tamminen, CEO of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, said in a statement released following the meeting: “We presented the President-elect and his advisors with a framework … that details how to unleash a major economic revival across the United States that is centered 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.”
CNN says the meeting “only added to the mixed messages coming out of Trump Tower, particularly on the issue of climate change.”
The CNN report notes that on the same day the meeting was held, “Trump tapped Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt — a climate change denier — to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Pruitt is an opponent of many of the Obama EPA’s environmental regulations, and sued the agency over its regulations of power plants in his capacity as attorney general.”
Trump also met this week with another high-profile environmental activist — former Vice President Al Gore, CNN notes.