Former Vice President Al Gore spoke out on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday, discussing various pressing issues such as the upcoming 2024 election and the global mental health crisis.
Anchor Jake Tapper raised the topic of the 2024 election and its potential outcome, stating that it may come down to a face-off between President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump, and inquired about Gore's thoughts on the matter.
Gore responded by expressing concern about Trump's potential re-election and referenced a recent statement made by the former president where he pledged to be a dictator on his first day back in office. He expressed his disappointment in the fact that despite Trump's clear intentions, people still hesitate to believe him. "The solution to political despair is political action," Gore added, urging all Americans to get involved in preserving American democracy.
The former vice president also shed light on the global mental health crisis, stating that one of the main reasons for its prevalence is the lack of action being taken to solve major problems such as the climate crisis. He believes that young people in particular are affected by this crisis, as they see that their leaders are not effectively addressing important issues. "We heard the word thrown around 'polycrisis'," Gore said. "Well, solving the climate crisis is a poly-solution."
Al Gore yet again prepares Earth for certain destruction 🤥
"There is a mental health crisis around the world, I think that one of the main reasons for that is that young people look at the fact that we are not yet solving the climate crisis."pic.twitter.com/fKV7FnQli0
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Gore emphasized that despite the various challenges faced by the world, there are solutions to these problems and the means to achieve them. The key, he believes, is making the right political choices through democracy.
His words of advice and concern come at a crucial time as the global mental health crisis continues to escalate, with reports of increased cases of depression and anxiety among individuals of all ages. It is clear that more needs to be done in terms of addressing the root causes of this crisis, including solving major world issues.
Gore's appearance on CNN's "State of the Union" also highlighted the political divide within the country and the urgent need for unity in order to move forward and make progress. He called on individuals from all political parties and backgrounds to come together to preserve American democracy and work towards a better future for all.
As the 2024 election draws closer, the stakes are high and the American people must consider the leaders they choose to represent them. Gore's words serve as a reminder that now is the time for action and to make the right choices in order to create positive change for the future.