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Leonardo DiCaprio gives Ivanka Trump a copy of his climate change documentary

The two are also understood to have had a meeting recently

Olivia Blair
Monday 05 December 2016 18:45 GMT
Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio has given Ivanka Trump a copy of his climate change documentary.

DiCaprio co-produced and featured in Before The Flood – a 90-minute documentary on climate change directed by Martin Scorsese also starring Barack Obama, Ban Ki-Moon, Elon Musk and Pope Francis.

DiCaprio has long been on a mission to highlight the damaging effects of climate change by speaking in front of the United Nations multiple times, working through his foundation which he launched in 1998 and speaking up during his long-awaited, victorious Academy Award acceptance speech earlier this year.

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Now, after building a successful relationship with President Obama on climate change, he has targeted the daughter of the President-elect.

DiCaprio and the 35-year-old businesswoman had a recent private meeting where The Revenant actor presented her with a DVD of the documentary, The Independent understands.

Donald Trump’s victory has concerned environmentalists worldwide due to his previous denials of climate change. In 2012, he tweeted: “The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.”

However, despite his approach, it was reported last week that his daughter wants to become an ambassador for the environmental issue.

Ms Trump is viewed as one of the more liberal-leaning influencers close to the Trump campaign. On Friday, The New York Times reported some of her “left-leaning high-powered friends and acquaintances” are hoping she will be able to influence their various causes in her father’s presidency.

Indeed, she appears to have taken on a very active role as a First Daughter, having already been pictured attending a meeting along with her father and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe 10 days after his election win.

A spokesperson for Ms Trump declined to comment.

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