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Trump has consulted Obama on his Cabinet selections: ‘I love getting his ideas’

President-elect Donald Trump talks after a meeting with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office on Nov. 10. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

President-elect Donald Trump said Wednesday morning that he has consulted President Barack Obama on some of his Cabinet selections.

During an interview on NBC’s “Today," Trump said, “I have asked him what he would think of this one and that one.”

“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,” he said.

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

Trump routinely criticized Obama prior to the election but has frequently complimented the president since meeting him for the first time shortly after the election.

"I will say this, I've now gotten to know President Obama,” Trump said. “I really like him. We have — I think, I can say at least for myself, I can't speak for him — but we have a really good chemistry together, we talk. He loves the country. He wants to do right by the country and for the country. And I will tell you we obviously very much disagree on certain policies and certain things, but, you know, I really like him as a person.”

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