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President Donald Trump has enlisted WWE chairman Vince McMahon as an adviser to reopen the US economy.
However, if you’re now thinking the POTUS is planning to kick-start the economy with a massive Royal Rumble, then I have bad news, because McMahon is just one of a number of key figures from several industries including sports, agriculture, banking, retail and tech to be announced as part of the Great American Economic Revival Industry Groups.
The group is formed of 16 industries, and includes big names such as Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Tim Cook, Mark Zuckerberg, Dana White and Coca-Cola CEO James Quincy.
In total, the president shared the names of almost 200 people who will be forming the group and, as you can imagine, it’s basically a who’s who of the US’s brightest and most high achieving. You can check out the full list here, if you wish.
Addressing the press Trump said: “Now, we have a list of people that I’ll be speaking to over the next very short period of time, in many cases, tomorrow.
“We have a list of different industries that I’ll be discussing by, meeting by telephone, because we don’t want people travelling right now.”
He added: “Those are the names we have on our list. The names that are, I think, the best and the smartest, the brightest, and they’re going to give us some ideas.”
From sports, Trump also announced NBA’s Adam Silver, NFL boss Roger Goodell, the MLB’s Rob Manfred and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft.
As yet, Trump hasn’t been clear about the role will entail for those named.
In a press release, the White House said: “These bipartisan groups of American leaders will work together with the White House to chart the path forward toward a future of unparalleled American prosperity.”
Speaking during a press briefing yesterday [Tuesday 14 April] Trump mentioned the importance of sports following the coronavirus outbreak forced them to stop.
He said: “We have to get our sports back, I’m tired of watching baseball games that are 14 years old. I haven’t actually had too much time to watch – I would say maybe I watch one batter and then I get back to work.”
Nice save there, Donny.
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