President-elect Donald Trump has picked professional wrestling magnate Linda McMahon to lead his government's Small Business Administration, according to a Reuters report. McMahon, 68, is the co-founder and former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment-WWE. McMahon unsuccessfully ran for a US Senate seat in Connecticut, the location of WWE's headquarters, in 2010.

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Donald Trump's other cabinet picks have raised considerable concern. Her appointment has been largely expected since Trump won the election.

Despite calling Donald Trump's comments about women "deplorable", Linda McMahon donated $6,000,000 in support of Trump's ultimately successful bid to become the 45th president of the USA.

These donations made Linda McMahon one of Trump's biggest benefactors. Between 2007 and 2009, Linda McMahon's husband and CEO of WWE Vince McMahon donated $5,000,000 to the Donald J Trump foundation.

The Small Business Administration, which has an office in every state, aims to provide support to small businesses and ensures they get a percentage of all federal contracts. In Trump's announcement, he said that McMahon had been an integral part of WWE's growth into the monolith that dominates the pro wrestling industry today.

"She has a tremendous background and is widely recognised as one of the country's top female executives", Trump commented in his announcement.

Trump continued: "She helped grow WWE from a 13-person operation to a publicly traded global enterprise with more than 800 employees worldwide".

Small business and job creation

Linda McMahon said: "Our small businesses are the largest source of job creation in the US". She continued to state that her chief goal would be to help small businesses to thrive and grow.

Since WWE's inception, the multi-billion dollar company has misclassified full-time employees as independent contractors while preventing unions for wrestlers from forming. President-elect Donald Trump is a WWE Hall of Famer and has appeared on WWE's programming on numerous occasions over the years. In the realm of WWE storytelling, Trump once purchased WWE's flagship show Monday Night RAW.

Although her titles are undeniable, McMahon's her appointment is emblematic of political back scratching considering the long-standing relationship between Trump and the McMahon family.