Former Vice President and climate advocate Al Gore met with Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York City yesterday. Gore said he had a "lengthy and very productive session" with the president-elect, who has previously called climate change a "hoax." "I found it an extremely interesting conversation and to be continued and I'm just going to leave it at that," Gore told reporters of the meeting with the president-elect "...It was a sincere search for areas of common ground." Gore also met with Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump, writes ABC's JORDYN PHELPS. http://abcn.ws/2haYI6s
Trump heads to Fayetteville, North Carolina for an evening rally as part of his post-election "thank you" tour.
Senate Republicans Start Giving Advice to Trump
Republican senators have begun advising President-Elect Trump on the issues he should prioritize, starting with Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) who sent Trump what is likely the first public, detailed list of recommendations sent by a Senate Republican, according to ABC's ALI ROGIN. In addition to popular items like approving the Keystone XL pipeline and repealing and replacing Obamacare, Daines' list also includes more obscure Obama-era actions that he wants Trump to do away with. He recommends Trump terminate a little-known Bureau of Land Management order that imposes a moratorium on federal coal leasing and also get rid of several National Labor Relations Board measures that Trump's team, which prides itself on its outsider status, might not know about. "I look forward to working together closely to address the many challenges facing the United States at home and abroad," Daines says in his letter.
What Trump is Tweeting
@realDonaldTrump: Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion. Cancel order!
Analysis - ABC's RICK KLEIN
Let Joe Biden run. Let anyone who wants to run go for it, in both primaries; let a spirited, open election develop. But can't it develop in, say, 2019? Leaving aside questions of whether Biden is Democrats' answer – whether looking back, and looking older, and having another boldfaced name crowd out other comers is advisable – it's hard to fathom scenarios where talking about this prospect now is good for either Biden or the Democratic Party. Democrats need to be gearing up for four years of President Donald Trump, and can fairly count on the new administration to give them no shortage of areas for principled objections and strong disagreements. If this is framed primarily by the next election, a politics-weary public is going to find another reason to go elsewhere. Biden cited running out of time in the last cycle to get going for a full-fledged campaign. The answer is not starting on the next cycle before even the inauguration.
Environmental activists and protesters have rejoiced the temporary halting of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline, but according to some experts with whom ABC News spoke, there are several avenues for President-elect Donald Trump to overturn the decision and continue the construction of the pipeline once he assumes office in January. ABC's MEGHAN KENEALLY has more. http://abcn.ws/2h1OlBu
The presidential election was called for Donald Trump nearly a month ago, but that has not stopped a potential recount in four states that experts say will likely not change the outcome of the election. Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein has paid for a recount in Wisconsin, submitted a statewide recount request in Michigan and has filed a federal suit to have a statewide recount in Pennsylvania. Another third-party candidate has also filed a recount request in Nevada, a state that Clinton won. Hillary Clinton's team said it will join the recount effort, which President-elect Trump has called "sad." Stein's campaign has cited the analysis of outside experts who suggest that the vote count could have been tampered with. There has been no evidence of foul play in any state, and no proof has emerged of tampering during the recounts so far. ABC's MEGHAN KENEALLY highlights what you need to know about the various recounts: http://abcn.ws/2fYEuIZ