Donald Trump: Wants ‘The Best People’ In His Cabinet, ‘Not Necessarily’ All Republicans

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a CNN South Carolina Republican Presidential Town Hall with host Anderson Cooper on February 18, 2016 in Columbia, South Carolina.
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GOP frontrunner Donald Trump says he would be open to having people with different opinions serving in his cabinet.

During CNN’s GOP Town Hall in Columbia, South Carolina on Thursday night, Anderson Cooper asked: “Would you want all Republicans in your cabinet?”

“No, not necessarily,” Trump responded. “I want the best people. Honestly, I want the greatest negotiators. We can’t lose $505 billion next year with China.”

Cooper followed up, asking, “Do you find it valuable as a leader in your business world to have people with very different opinions give you different thoughts?”

“I like that,” Trump stated. “Yeah, and then you make the decision. I think I’m very open to that. I like that. I’ve always liked that. I’m fine with it. I want the most talented people.”

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