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 John TrumpTrump admin to announce coronavirus vaccine will be covered under Medicare, Medicaid: report Election officials say they're getting suspicious emails that may be part of malicious attack on voting: report McConnell tees up Trump judicial pick following Supreme Court vote MORE said early Wednesday that he has run some of his Cabinet choices past President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaTrump is cruising for a bruising State lawmaker Elizabeth Fiedler discusses the top issues for Pennsylvania voters Joe Biden's transit plan: Party like it's 2009 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.