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In a statement earlier today, Trump said that Linda McMahon would aim to “bring back our jobs and roll back the burdensome regulations that are hurting our middle class.”
CNBC reports that Linda was a major Trump backer during his campaign, giving $6 million to a pro-Trump super PAC.
For her part, Linda has released the following statement on her new political role:
“Our small businesses are the largest source of job creation in our country. I am honored to join the incredibly impressive economic team that President-elect Trump has assembled to ensure that we promote our country’s small businesses and help them grow and thrive.”
The entire McMahon family and a few Superstars have congratulated the newly appointed leader of the Small Business Administration:
— Vince McMahon (@VinceMcMahon) December 7, 2016
— Shane McMahon (@shanemcmahon) December 7, 2016
— Triple H (@TripleH) December 7, 2016
— John Layfield (@JCLayfield) December 7, 2016
After stepping down as CEO from WWE, Linda ran for U.S. Senate in Connecticut in 2010 and 2012 but was unsuccessful in both runs. She will take on her new role of looking over every state and helping with financing and training for small businesses and entrepreneurs next month.
What are your thoughts on Linda’s new political role?