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Linda McMahon is going to be nominated as SBA Administrator


President-elect Donald Trump has announced that he will nominate Linda McMahon to serve as the Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA).

SBA was founded in 1953, and the agency helps small businesses by giving them advice on how to operated, helping them obtain loans, assisting them in getting government contracts, and advocating on their behalf.

McMahon, the co-founder and former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, was a Trump donor and former Senate candidate in Connecticut. 

In a statement, Trump said, "Linda has a tremendous background and is widely recognized as one of the country’s top female executives advising businesses around the globe. She helped grow WWE from a modest 13-person operation to a publicly traded global enterprise with more than 800 employees in offices worldwide. Linda is going to be a phenomenal leader and champion for small businesses and unleash America's entrepreneurial spirit all across the country." 

In 2015, the SBA had a budget of $732 million, 3,290 employees and at least one office in every state. 

Over the course of the campaign, McMahon gave a Trump-affiliated super PAC $6 million.  Along with her husband, Vince, she gave the Trump Foundation, $5 million. 

The House Small Business Committee commended her nomination, "“Linda McMahon is an excellent choice by President-elect Trump to lead the SBA as administrator," Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) said in a statement.

Since the announcement many on Twitter have been having fun with WWE gifs.

Donald Trump is a member of the WWE hall of fame. 

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