Ever since Donald Trump became president-elect, there’s been a noticeable shift in how he talks about President Obama. On Wednesday, the mogul stated that he values his predecessor’s opinion enough to take his input on the people he’s choosing for his upcoming cabinet.
Trump appeared on The Today Show this morning, where he talked about everything from his continued dislike of SNL, to being named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year. While he was talking about his White House appointments, Trump shared some insight into his recent conversations with the president.
“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,” said Trump. “I love getting his ideas. And I may differ in many cases, I differ very greatly.”
Trump’s comments come as a departure from the great degrees of criticism that he had for Obama throughout most of his presidential campaign. While the White House hasn’t been sharing many details about the conversations the two of them have held, Trump has been relatively open about how discussions have been going.
“I really like him. We have a really good chemistry together,” Trump said. “I’ve asked him what he thinks are the biggest problems, greatest assets…We have very good dialogue.”
Watch above, via NBC.
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