Linda McMahon, a co-founder and former chief executive officer of WWE, has been chosen to serve as President-elect Donald Trump's choice for administrator of the Small Business Administration, officials announced Wednesday.
After leaving her native North Carolina, McMahon and husband Vince McMahon founded a sports entertainment company that eventually became the Stamford-based World Wrestling Entertainment.
McMahon's departure comes as Trump is starting to shift into re-election mode and Democratic challengers are becoming more aggressive in fundraising and laying the groundwork for their campaigns. Throughout McMahon's tenure inside the administration, she remained relatively scandal-free.
McMahon, 70, is reportedly expected to return to the private sector but her exact plans are still unknown, reported Politico. A longtime friend of Trump's, McMahon donated about $7 million to a political action committee that supported Trump's candidacy for the White House.
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They said they need to focus on more violent, urgent crimes in the city. "So, it's not - it's not implausible", she told Guthrie. Smollett said two masked men shouted racial and anti-gay slurs, poured bleach on him, beat him and tied a rope around his neck.
All three positions have so far been filled with acting replacements, not permanent ones.
The SBA provides support to small businesses through loans and monitors officials' compliance with federal contract laws.
McMahon, who has known Trump for years, has kept a relatively low profile at SBA. "She has much to be proud of and will be missed".
Mr. Trump called her a "superstar". Unlike some of her Cabinet counterparts, she has not drawn the ire of Democrats in Congress or of ethics experts.
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