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Pat McCrory: Trump's Cabinet, Pence Allow 'Good Cop/Bad Cop' Situation

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By    |   Monday, 16 Jan 2017 02:11 PM

President-elect Donald Trump swings back hard at people who attack him, but he has surrounded himself with cabinet and staff picks who will "rebuild the bridges," outgoing North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory said Monday in his defense.

"The first thing we've realized during the campaign and also at the beginning of this presidency, is our president is our fighter, but also he surrounds himself with a group of very diplomatic, well-qualified, diversified cabinet people," McCrory told CNN's "New Day" program, using South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, Trump's incoming U.S. ambassador, as an example.

"She is going to bring calmness to an international situation," McCrory said.

Trump over the weekend tweeted that outgoing CIA Director John Brennan could have been the person to leak news about an unsubstantiated document purporting to show Trump in compromising situations concerning Russia, after Brennan commented in a television interview about his doubts that Trump understands Russia.

"He was responding to the CIA director, who basically made some very negative comments about the president elect and we've known that we have a president who fights but he also surrounds himself with people like [Vice President-elect] Mike Pence, the former governor of Indiana, a former congressman, a good friend of mine who brings calmness to the situation.

"It's almost like a good cop/bad cop type of situation," he added.

Brennan, said McCrory, didn't "need to go on Sunday TV and be critical of the qualifications or the intent of the current president-elect who is about to get sworn in as president of the United States.

Further, some of Trump's complaints about the intelligence community "may be deserved," said McCrory, as "some of this information should have never gotten out of personal briefings with the president of the United States including the current president. Those should be extremely confidential."

McCrory, coming out of a tough election of his own, said he's still questioning the outcome, but he has never questioned the legitimacy of his successor's win, as Georgia Rep. John Lewis did with his comments in an interview with NBC's Chuck Todd.

"A U.S. Congressman should not be questioning the legitimacy of our elections," McCrory said.

"It's part of our constitution. We need to have a smooth transition and that's where I stand. I'm going to do everything I can to be respectful of my replacement and Rep. Lewis ought to do the same thing"

Meanwhile, part of McCrory's defeat came because of the state's controversial "bathroom bill," and McCrory said he thinks the fight over preventing transgender individuals from using restrooms matching the gender they identify with will go national.

"I think Jeff Sessions, our new U.S. Attorney General, is going to have the most interesting decision whether to override some of [Loretta] Lynch's recent decisions regarding title VII and title IX regarding how do we identify gender in the future in the United States for the private sector," said McCrory.

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President-elect Donald Trump swings back hard at people who attack him, but he has surrounded himself with cabinet and staff picks who will "rebuild the bridges," outgoing North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory said Monday in his defense.
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