Trump says he has consulted with Obama on Cabinet picks

Trump says he has consulted with Obama on Cabinet picks
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President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpBiden prepares to confront Putin Biden aims to bolster troubled Turkey ties in first Erdoğan meeting Senate investigation of insurrection falls short MORE said early Wednesday that he has run some of his Cabinet choices past President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaEnding the same-sex marriage wars Arizona election audit draws Republican tourists Biden tries to erase Trump's 'America First' on world stage MORE.


“I would say that, yes, I take his recommendations very seriously and there are some people that I will be appointing and in one case have appointed where he thought very highly of that person, yes," Trump told NBC’s “Today" show. 

“I do like him. I love getting his ideas. And I may differ in many cases, I differ very greatly. In many cases I’m the opposite," Trump said of Obama.

Trump visited the White House for his first visit with Obama as president-elect just after Election Day.

Trump for years criticized Obama’s policies before winning the presidential election last month.

The president-elect, who is roughly halfway through announcing his Cabinet choices, most recently selected Gen. James Mattis for secretary of Defense. Mattis, who retired in 2013, would need Congress to provide a waiver on a rule preventing former service members who have been out of the military for less than seven years from serving as Defense secretary.

This report was updated at 10:15 a.m.