Donald Trump Names Vince McMahon to a Council to Advise on Re-Opening the Economy

Donald Trump announced at a press conference today that he would put together a council of business “leaders” who would help advise him on when and how to re-open the US economy.

Later in the day, the White House released a list of what they called “Great American Economic Revival Industry Groups,” made up of mostly the richest people in the US, from various industries like banking, weapons manufacturing, oil, health insurance companies, tech, sports and more.

One of the names in the sports group is Vince McMahon, who is among several major sports commissioners and owners, including UFC president Dana White. Earlier this month, Trump met with 12 commissioners from major sports leagues to discuss bringing sports back.

In the sports group are:

NBA – Adam Silver
MLB – Rob Manfred
NFL – Roger Goodell
UFC – Dana White
PGA – Jay Monahan
LPGA – Mike Whan
USTA – Patrick Galbraith
MLS – Don Garber
WWE – Vince McMahon
NASCAR – Lesa Kennedy
NHL – Gary Bettman
New England Patriots – Bob Kraft
Dallas Cowboys – Jerry Jones
Dallas Mavericks – Mark Cuban
WNBA – Cathy Engelbert
NWSL – Lisa Baird

The White House statement said:

Today, President Donald J. Trump announced many of the esteemed executives, economists, scholars, and industry leaders who together will form various Great American Economic Revival Industry Groups. 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. The health and wealth of America is the primary goal, and these groups will produce a more independent, self-sufficient, and resilient Nation.