Trump’s Cabinet picks aren’t standing by some of his controversial opinions — or even discussing them – Los Angeles Times

With the Senate having held confirmation hearings for seven of the incoming administration’s  choices for top positions, a clear pattern has begun to emerge — prospective Cabinet members have carefully walked away from some of President-elect Donald Trump’s more controversial promises.

In the process, the public has begun to get a sense of which campaign pledges are likely to be put into action and which are likely to be pushed aside.

Waterboarding of terrorism suspects, registries for Muslim Americans, religious-based immigration bans and a more trusting relationship with Russia all drew strongly worded objections from Trump’s designees. 

Trump’s views on global warming and the potential usefulness of building a wall along the Mexican border also drew skepticism.

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