Trump picks WWE co-founder Linda McMahon to head SBA
WWE co-founder and former CEO Linda McMahon will head the Small Business Association under Donald Trump, Reuters reported Wednesday.
McMahon, 68, ran unsuccessfully for a senate seat in Connecticut in 2010 and 2012 and was a supporter of Trump’s presidential campaign. She has limited experience in government, making her money in the private sector. She has previously served on the Connecticut Board of Education.
McMahon and husband Vince brought WWE, formerly the World Wrestling Federation, into the national entertainment spotlight beginning in the 1980s and helped grow it into a business worth millions of dollars.
Trump has a long-standing relationship with the WWE and the McMahons, notably appearing at Wrestlemania in 2007. The McMahons also donated $4 million to Trump’s foundation in 2007, the charity’s largest single donation.