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CNN: McMahon Gave $7M, One of Trump's Largest Campaign Donors

CNN: McMahon Gave $7M, One of Trump's Largest Campaign Donors

Linda McMahon (AP Images)

By    |   Friday, 09 December 2016 02:09 PM

President-elect Donald Trump's choice to head the Small Business Administration donated millions to the Republican's campaign, including $1 million in the final weeks of the election that was only just disclosed, CNN reports.

Linda McMahon, co-founder and former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, gave to the super PAC Future 45, run by casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and the Ricketts family. One of the Ricketts, Chicago Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts, was selected as deputy commerce secretary.

"Linda is going to be a phenomenal leader and champion for small businesses and unleash America's entrepreneurial spirit all across the country," Trump said Wednesday in a statement, according to CBS News.

Trump added that the former WWE executive shares his desire to lower "burdensome regulations that are hurting our middle-class workers and small businesses."

McMahon's $7 million in donations makes her one of the largest single contributors to Trump in this election, though CNN notes that it's not uncommon for presidents to reward top donors with administrative positions.

McMahon and Trump have done business together since the late '80s, according to Bustle, who report that WWE held Wrestlemania IV and V at Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

In 2007, Trump appeared at Wrestlemania 23 with McMahon and her husband Vince, in what was dubbed the "Battle of Billionaires," and subsequently shaved Vince McMahon's head on camera.

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President-elect Donald Trump's choice to head the Small Business Administration donated millions to the Republican's campaign, including $1 million in the final weeks of the election that was only just disclosed, CNN reports.
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