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 TrumpButtigieg on Mueller report: 'Politically, I'm not sure it will change much' Sarah Sanders addresses false statements detailed in Mueller report: 'A slip of the tongue' Trump to visit Japan in May to meet with Abe, new emperor MORE said early Wednesday that he has run some of his Cabinet choices past President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaAir Force Academy will no longer allow transgender students to enroll The very early, boring Democratic primary: Biden v. Bernie Senate needs to stand up to Trump's Nixonian view of the Fed 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.