>> Donald Trump has spoken convincingly about brining back waterboarding, warming up to Russia, and ripping up the Iran nukes deal, but you'd never guess any of that from the President-elect's cabinet this week breaking with Trump on many of these very same issues. I'm Andy Sullivan in Washington where a bus load of Trump's top cabinet picks trooped to the White House on Friday for transition talks.
This after they spent the week up on Capitol Hill contradicting the boss.>> That all gets straightened out.>> Trump making the best of it to reporters on Friday saying that's just how he wants it.>> And I told them be yourselves and say what you wanna say.
Don't worry about me.>> That may sound good but it means he'll face pushback at the highest level when he tries to deliver on his campaign checklist.>> I would consider the principal threats. To start with, Russia.>> Trump has made closer ties with Moscow his calling card, but has picked to head the Pentagon General James Mattis telling lawmakers that he sees Russia as one of the top threats to world order, openly doubting the two countries could work together in Syria to fight ISIS, or much of anything else.
>> We're not likely to ever be friends.>> Secretary of state nominee Rex Tillerson, who has worked closely with Putin on oil deals, saying he'd get tougher on Russia over its aid to separatists in Ukraine. Tillerson also saying he backed the Paris climate change accords. The same deal Trump said he'd cancel, calling global warming a hoax.
Trump blasted Obama's nuclear deal with Iran as the worst ever, and said he'd ditch it. But both Madison and Trump's CIA pick Mike Pompeo say keep it. On the banned interrogation techniques, some call torture like waterboarding, that Trump talked up the Senate heard this.>> Absolutely not.>> Obama went through the same kind of disagreements over Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria, but you rarely see this level of disconnection before a president takes office.
It adds to a sense of the unknown.>> I could of said, do this. Say that. I don't want that.>> We don't know which views will prevail when Trump meets with his cabinet. But as one previous occupant of the White House said, the president is the ultimate decider.