Trump on Cabinet changes: ‘There are a few positions that I’m thinking about’

President TrumpDonald John TrumpButtigieg surges ahead of Iowa caucuses Biden leads among Latino Democrats in Texas, California Kavanaugh hailed by conservative gathering in first public speech since confirmation MORE confirmed Monday that he is considering a possible shake-up of his Cabinet officials, but defended the current members of his administration as "incredible people" when questioned by reporters.

Trump said during a round table discussion on the Senate's criminal justice reform package that he was looking at changes to "a few positions," but declined to discuss any specifics.

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"Let me start off by saying, I have a fantastic Cabinet," Trump said. "We have incredible people. You know it's a lot of people. There are a few positions that I'm thinking about, but I could leave it the way things are now and be very happy with it, or make changes and maybe be even happier with those positions."

"But we have a great Cabinet, they are tremendously talented people, and they're really doing a good job," he added.

Trump's comments follow remarks he gave to reporters earlier this month, when the president said he was expecting "customary" changes to his administration following the midterm elections.

"Administrations make changes usually after midterms and probably we'll be right in that category. I think it's very customary," he said at the time.

"For the most part, I love my Cabinet," Trump added. "We have some really talented people. Look at the deals we're making on trade. Look at the job we've done on so many different things, including foreign affairs. I mean, we've done record-setting work. I don't know that we get the credit for it, but that's OK."

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