The US President took time out of his busy schedule tackling the coronavirus pandemic to heap praise on The Game, who marked his 25th anniversary in WWE on last night’s SmackDown.
Taking to social media on Saturday morning, Trump tweeted: ‘@TripleH is a total winner!’ His congratulatory message was a reply to WWE chairman – and Triple H’s in-law – Vince McMahon, who had also praised the former world champion for his contributions to the business.
He wrote: ‘We didn’t know it a quarter-century ago, but he would go on to change “The Game” forever. Happy 25th #WWE Anniversary to my son-in-law, @TripleH!’ All this comes about a week after Trump named McMahon as one of his trusted advisors as he looks to restart the US economy.
As well as ‘the great’ WWE chairman, he also named the likes of NBA’s Adam Silver, NFL chief Roger Goodell, MLB’s Rob Manfred and NHL boss Gary Bettman.
Furthermore, he noted that UFC president Dana White is part of the team, alongside Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft.
The president – who previously had Linda McMahon in his cabinet as Administrator Administrator of the Small Business Administration and hosted WrestleManias IV and V at Trump Plaza – has big history with the world of wrestling, perhaps most memorably when he shaved Vince’s head after the Battle of the Billionaires at WrestleMania 23.
During the high profile bout, Trump and McMahon were each represented by Bobby Lashley and Umaga, with Hall of Famer ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin as the special guest referee