Trump Shrugs Off Contradictions from Cabinet Picks

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Secretary of State-designate Rex Tillerson, center, accompanied by, from left, former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, former Georgia Senator San Nunn, Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, takes his seat on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 11, 2017, prior to testifying at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Reprinted from The New York Times by The Associated Press on January 13, 2017.

President-elect Donald Trump is shrugging off contradictions with his own Cabinet picks that have been on display during Senate hearings this week.

“All my Cabinet nominee are looking good and doing a great job. I want them to be themselves and express their own thoughts, not mine!” Trump said over Twitter early Friday. …

“As I meet members of the Cabinet I’m puzzled because many of them sound reasonable,” said Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois, the No. 2 Senate Democrat. “Far more reasonable than their president.” …

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