Carla Bristol pointed to the thriving economies of “Europe and Australia” to throw shade on Donald Trump’s latest cabinet nominee, Linda McMahon.
Bristol, a gallery owner in Tampa, Fla., told CNN’s Carol Costello that regardless of McMahon’s stellar business record, she’s not the right choice to head up the Small Business Administration. (VIDEO: Dem Sen. Says Linda McMahon Is ‘Unquestionably Qualified’ For SBA)
“Carla, it is true, Linda McMahon has built the [WWE] up,” first posed Costello. “She in the past has filed for bankruptcy, that was early in her career. She and her husband briefly lived on food stamps, so maybe they can relate.”
“I think we can’t negate the fact she did come from humble beginnings, but I think the bigger issue is what qualifies as small business in America,” Bristol pivoted. “In America, you have to have 500 employees or less and be below the $7.5 million mark and in Europe and in Australia, it’s more like 50 employees or 15 employees in Australia.”
“I think that’s what we really need to take a look at is what we are qualifying as a small business,” she continued. “Having someone who is a billionaire running what we are calling small business in America is potentially not the best fit.”