Linda McMahon has been selected by United States President-elect Donald Trump as his choice to head the Small Business Administration, Reuters reported on Wednesday.
A formal announcement is expected for later in the day.
We reported shortly after Trump was elected that McMahon would likely have a role in his cabinet. She was first under consideration for the role of commerce secretary, a role that went to billionaire Wilbur Ross, JR.
McMahon met personally with Trump last month. She contributed six million dollars to the Rebuilding America Now pro-Trump super PAC and was in attendance at his victory party in New York on election night.
After stepping away from WWE, Linda McMahon ran for United States Senate twice, losing to Richard Blumenthal in 2010 and Chris Murphy in 2012. She spent $50 million on each campaign.
McMahon was critical of Trump early in his presidential campaign, calling some of the comments he made about women “over the top,” “deplorable” and “objectionable.” But she’s since served as a delegate for Trump at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland last July and met with him at a rally in August at Sacred Heart University.
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