Leonardo DiCaprio Meets with Donald Trump to Discuss Environmental Job Opportunities
DiCaprio, 42, and the head of his charitable foundation met with Trump to talk about how jobs focused on preserving the environment can boost the economy, reports the Associated Press.
“Today, we presented the President-elect and his advisors with a framework — which LDF developed in consultation with leading voices in the fields of economics and environmentalism — that details how to unleash a major economic revival across the United States that is centered on investments in sustainable infrastructure,” Tamminen said. “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.”
The meeting lasted approximately 90 minutes. During their time together, DiCaprio gifted Trump with a copy of his environmental documentary Before the Flood. He had previously given Ivanka a copy as well.
According to the Associated Press, Trump was receptive to the ideas and suggestions DiCaprio presented, and the president-elect even suggested they meet again next month.
“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,” said Tamminen.