As major media outlets in the United States have been scrambling to investigate claims of sexual misconduct by Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump, journalists for The New York Times, Washington Post and other big publications have been contacting current and former WWE employees and performers, seeking any information regarding inappropriate behavior by Trump while performing for WWE.
Vince McMahon is aware of the attempts to gain information from those associated with WWE and those that have approached him have been told not to talk to anybody about Trump.
Donald Trump, who was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013, is good friends with McMahon and has appeared at several WWE events, including WrestleMania VII and WrestleMania XX. Trump was an active participant in WWE's "Battle of the Billionaires" angle at Wrestlemania 23, where he was in the corner of Bobby Lashley, while McMahon was in the corner of Umaga with Steve Austin as special guest referee. When Lashley won the match, Vince McMahon had his head shaved by Trump but Trump ended up getting the Stone Cold Stunner by Steve Austin.
WWE did an angle in June 2009 where Donald Trump "bought" Monday Night Raw, which resulted in a commercial-free episode of Raw and McMahon "buying the show back" for twice the price. Trump's sixth Wrestlemania appearance was at Wrestlemania 29, the night after he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
During Donald Trump's presidential campaign, it's been revealed that Vince and Linda McMahon gave a total of five million dollars to the Donald J. Trump Foundation from 2007 to 2009. These were the biggest donations made to the foundation. We've also learned that Linda McMahon donated six million dollars in August and September of this year to the Rebuilding America Now super PAC supporting Donald Trump. Those donations accounted for a third of the $18 million in donations the super PAC received last quarter.