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Donald Trump picks Linda McMahon for a cabinet-level position

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Linda McMahon for a role in his administration.

Trump's transition team confirmed on Wednesday that they have tapped McMahon to head the country's Small Business Administration.

"Our small businesses are the largest source of job creation in our country," McMahon said in a statement. "I am honored to join the incredibly impressive economic team that President-elect Trump has assembled to ensure that we promote our country's small businesses and help them grow and thrive."

"Linda has a tremendous background and is widely recognized as one of the country's top female executives advising businesses around the globe," Trump said. "She helped grow WWE from a modest 13-person operation to a publicly traded global enterprise with more than 800 employees in offices worldwide."

Shortly after Trump was elected, reports surfaced that McMahon was under consideration for a job in his administration. Initial reports suggested that she could be appointed as Secretary of Commerce, but that appointment went to billionaire Wilbur Ross.

Trump and the McMahon family have long had a relationship, with the McMahons contributing significantly to his Presidential campaign. Trump has also been involved with WWE and is a member of the company's Hall of Fame. Trump and Vince McMahon were involved in an angle against each other that led to WrestleMania 23 drawing a record buy rate.

Linda McMahon was previously unsuccessful in two US Senate bids in Connecticut earlier this decade.