One of the co-founders of the WWE professional wrestling empire will be a part of the administration being assembled by President-elect Donald Trump. USA Today reports that Linda McMahon has been chosen by Trump to head up the Small Business Administration.
In announcing his nomination of McMahon, Trump said: “My America First agenda is going to bring back our jobs and roll back the burdensome regulations that are hurting our middle class workers and small businesses.” He added: “Linda is going to be a phenomenal leader and champion for small businesses and unleash America’s entrepreneurial spirit all across the country.”
McMahon ran unsuccessfully for the Senate in Connecticut in 2010 and 2012. She was an early supporter of Trump’s presidential bid, and has been a big donor to Republican candidates. “She donated a total of $6 million to a pro-Trump super PAC, Federal Election Commission records show,” the report notes.
Trump has been associated with WWE for some time, appearing in a number of the organization’s wrestling productions and being named to the WWE Hall of Fame.