Linda McMahon: Politics makes strange bedfellows

Former WWE CEO Linda McMahon on the 2016 presidential race, helping women move up the corporate ladder and the death of former wrestler Joan 'Chyna' Laurer.

WWE's Linda McMahon: Cruz and Kasich's Trump Takedown Plan Is 'Collusion'

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With the 2016 presidential race in full swing, former WWE CEO and former Republican Connecticut senatorial candidate Linda McMahon, weighed in on the latest twist: Ted Cruz and John Kasich coordinating their strategies in an effort to deny Donald Trump the Republican nomination.

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“Well clearly politics makes strange bedfellows.  I think we’re seeing that for sure.  Some say this is the last throw down for these guys, they’ve got to get together in order to stop Trump,” McMahon told the FOX Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo.  

On whether she is expecting a contested Republican convention, McMahon said, “I am.  I think Donald is making the hardest push that he can, but with this collusion now, I call it collusion, with Cruz and Kasich we’ll just have to see.”

McMahon then weighed in on the top issues for Connecticut voters leading into that state’s primary.

“What’s most important, and it remains and has been even when I ran in 2010 and 2012, is the economy and its jobs.  It’s the fact that even though the percentage of unemployment is better over the last couple of years there is still more people out of work and the economy in Connecticut is tough, the governor is getting ready to lay off 2,500 state employees, we have a $900 million deficit,” said McMahon.

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Today, McMahon is focusing on a new business venture: Women’s Leadership Live.

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“It’s to train women to be successful however they determine success, if they’ve left the job market and are coming back, if they’re starting a company, if they’re in mid-level management and aspire to go to the c-suite, it’s our goal to help them to do that,” McMahon said.

She is also aiming to eliminate a common mistake many women make when aspiring to achieve leadership roles.

“I think that women don’t support each other well enough.  I found that when I was running.  Women really don’t support each other well enough, whether it’s in a company, whether it’s in a community, whatever it is, we need to get behind our women managers and leaders.  But the women leaders need to step up also and be an example for that leadership,” said McMahon.

McMahon also reflected on the sudden death of former WWE wrestler Joan 'Chyna' Laurer.

“It’s always a loss when you’ve had someone come up in the ranks like Joanie, she was kind of in the forefront of women’s power position in the WWE, so she’ll be missed,” McMahon said.

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