Trump team is 'tongue-tied' on climate change because 'the truth is still inconvenient': Al Gore

For big polluters, 'the truth is still inconvenient,' Gore said.

"The administration comes off as tongue-tied and confused about the climate crisis because the truth is still inconvenient for the large carbon polluters," Gore said, "and they don't want to stop polluting the atmosphere, it interferes with their business plan."

"An Inconvenient Truth." His new film "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power" will debut in theaters this summer. Gore on Sunday also took issue with President Trump saying last week that he was withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement to focus on what's good for the American economy and jobs.

"The rest of the world is moving forward. President Trump isolated the United States with his reckless and indefensible decision," the former vice president added.

In December, prior to Trump taking office, Gore met with him at Trump Tower to advocate for action on climate change. He also spoke to Trump last month over the phone. Asked by Stephanopoulos about those conversations, Gore demurred.

"It was a reckless decision," Gore said of Trump's taking the U.S. out of the accord. "But, the good news is, we are going to continue moving forward. It would be better if we could move faster."