President-elect Donald Trump has made his choice to run the Small Business Administration, with WWE co-founder Linda McMahon tabbed to fill the role.
President-elect Donald Trump continues to vet candidates to fill out his cabinet, with a couple of key spots yet to be filled. On Wednesday, Trump chose WWE co-founder Linda McMahon to run the Small Business Administration.
After the announcement, McMahon acknowledged it and expressed her gratitude.
McMahon co-founded World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE, previously WWF) with her husband, Vince, holding various positions in the company (business manager, president and CEO, etc.) from 1980-2009.
McMahon resigned from WWE to pursue a political career, and was named to the Connecticut Board of Education in January of 2009. She also ran for United States Senate in 2010 and 2012, but lost both times. More recently, via her Twitter bio, McMahon has worked with a group that works to inspire women leaders called Women’s Leadership Live.
McMahon’s husband, son and daughter took to Twitter to congratulate her on her appointment to Trump’s cabinet.
Trump has some history with the WWE from his pre-presidential life, with multiple appearances on pay-per views and such, and he’s inexplicably a WWE Hall of Famer. But that does not obscure the fact the McMahon is a very worthy choice to run the Small Business Administration, with the business acumen to be a strong advocate for small business and entrepreneurs.