Linda McMahon set to step down from Donald Trump's cabinet.
Politico reports that Linda McMahon is planning to step down as head of the Small Business Administration. McMahon is expected to rejoin the private sector and will reportedly play a fundraising role for President Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign.
Linda released the following statement on her decision:
"While it has truly been the honor of a lifetime to serve our country in this Administration, it is time for me to step down and return to the private sector. I am resigning my position at SBA effective April 12."
It has truly been the honor of a lifetime to serve our country in this Administration. The opportunity to lead the SBA in supporting America’s small businesses has been immensely rewarding. @SBAgov @WhiteHouse pic.twitter.com/JnRvNehbVi— Linda McMahon (@SBALinda) March 29, 2019
Trump administration officials have reportedly seen McMahon as a leading contender to replace Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.
Linda is an original member in Trump's cabinet, taking over the job in February 2017. Politico says of McMahon, "Inside the White House, she’s seen as a loyal foot soldier. She regularly travels around the country to promote the president’s agenda, including recent trips to promote the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal."
Trump called her "one of the country's top female executives" when announcing her nomination to lead the Administration in December 2016.
Linda has not been on WWE television for many years and stepped down as CEO of WWE in 2009 to run for Senate in Connecticut, losing to Richard Blumenthal. She ran again in 2012, losing to Chris Murphy.