Piledriver: Mrs. McMahon Goes To Washington

By Byron Robinson
Montgomery Advertiser, Ala.

WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) President-elect Donald Trump has appointed WWE co-owner and former CEO Linda McMahon, to lead the Small Business Administration.

Montgomery Advertiser, Ala.

Helping build a multimillion dollar empire from pro wrestling isn’t enough. Now a McMahon is officially involved in politics.

WWE co-owner and former CEO Linda McMahon, wife of WWE chairman Vince McMahon is being appointed the head of the Small Business Administration under President-elect Donald Trump’s administration.

“Linda is going to be a phenomenal leader and champion for small businesses and unleash America’s entrepreneurial spirit all across the country,” Trump said in a statement Wednesday.

The SBA is best known for providing support to entrepreneurs and small businesses. It also provides disaster aid to those that don’t qualify for Federal Emergency Management Agency grants after natural disasters.

“As an entrepreneur myself, I have shared the experiences of our nation’s small business owners and will do my best to advocate on their behalf,” Linda McMahon, 68, said in a statement. “My husband and I built our business from scratch, building it to a publicly traded global enterprise with more than 800 employees.”

Linda McMahon was a member of the Connecticut Board of Education from 2009-2010. She ran for a U.S. Senate seat in 2010 and 2012 and lost twice.
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According to The Washington Post, Linda McMahon donated $6 million in August and September to a super PAC supporting Trump’s presidential campaign. She made five contributions, with the latest being for $1 million on Sept. 22.

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