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Linda McMahon reportedly resigning from Cabinet, will head Trump super PAC

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Former WWE CEO Linda McMahon has been with Donald Trump since almost the beginning of his Presidency. She was sworn in as the head of the Small Business Administration in February of 2017, weeks after the WWE Hall of Famer’s inauguration. McMahon is one of five women in Trump’s Cabinet, and one of 11 members appointed at start of his term still serving.

That will soon not be the case, however, according to reporting from Politico. Three sources tell the site McMahon will announce her resignation as early as today (Mar. 29). She’s “expected to rejoin the private sector”, and is said to be meeting with Trump at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida this weekend - presumably to discuss the transition, and her new role fundraising for the President’s 2020 re-election campaign as head of the America First Action super PAC.

Politico says “Trump allies” have been trying to identify a chair for America First Action (an independent political action committee that can raise unlimited money but isn’t supposed to contribute to or coordinate directly with parties or candidates) for weeks. The organization is expected to be key to efforts to raise $1 billion towards winning the President a second term.

Spokespeople for the White House, the SBA and America First Action all declined to comment to Politico, but the President is expected to speak to reporters this afternoon.

McMahon founded Titan Sports with her husband Vince in 1980 and began serving as WWF/WWE President in 1993 and became CEO in 1997. She left the company in 2009 to launch the first of two failed runs for a Senate seat in their home state of Connecticut. There is no information indicating McMahon will work directly with WWE as part of her return to the private sector.