Al Gore: 'This experiment with Trumpism is not going well'

Former Vice President Al GoreAlbert (Al) Arnold GoreVoting mentality of seniors shifting ahead of midterms, says Morning Consult editor Nikki Haley powerfully rebuts Trump No, civility isn't optional MORE (D) on Tuesday said "this experiment with Trumpism is not going well." 

"In science and medicine, some experiments are terminated early for ethical reasons," he argued during an interview with MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell. 


Mitchell asked Gore, who after his time in office became best known for his environmental activism, what he would say to climate change deniers and skeptics, including those in the Trump administration, in light of the powerful hurricane that caused dangerous flooding in North Carolina this week.  

"I think at this point it matters less what I would say to them, or more importantly what the scientists would say to them, than what Mother Nature is saying to them," Gore said. 

Gore noted there have been other major natural disasters in recent weeks, including the "super-typhoon" slamming the Philippines, Tropical Storm Olivia in Hawaii, the largest fires in the history of California, as well as Hurricane Florence.

"Every night on the television news is like a major hike through the Book of Revelation," Gore said.

Hurricane Florence by Tuesday afternoon had killed 32 people, according to official estimates.

Mitchell also asked Gore about his thoughts on President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrats slide in battle for Senate Trump believes Kushner relationship with Saudi crown prince a liability: report Christine Blasey Ford to be honored by Palo Alto City Council MORE denying the official death toll of Puerto Ricans killed as a result of last year's Hurricane Maria. 

"Honestly, for me, when a new outrage comes along every few hours, I have to download some existing outrage to make room for the new outrage and this is one that stands out," Gore said. 

"These are not normal actions or statements by a president," he said. "We all know that. But I have the sense, Andrea, that there are a large number of Americans who don’t want to get into the arguments about Donald Trump, but they are quietly very determined to go to the polls this November."

"If there was ever a time to activate the checks and balances our founders put into the constitution, now is that time," he added.

Gore has repeatedly called on Trump to resign and publicly criticized the president. 

The former Democratic presidential nominee ended the interview by saying that he does not believe anybody is "above the law" in response to a question about whether Trump should be subject to investigations while in office.