President Donald Trump recently announced the creation of a large group of advisers to help pave the way for the reopening of the country and reviving the US economy struggling due to the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.
According to a recent recent conference, Trump revealed that he had recruited WWE chief Vince McMahon, NBA commissioner Adam Silver, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and president of the ‘UFC Dana White, as part of a select group of sport leaders who will help Trump find the best way to kickstart the economy.
It’s no secret that White has a good relationship with White and McMahon, as well as Robert Kraft, owner of the NFL New England Patriots, who will also be part of the group alongside Marc Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks. of the NBA.
Before exploding the decision to recruit all the leaders of the world’s major sports organizations to advise him on how to reopen the country, Trump explained the importance of sport not only in the economy, but in people’s daily lives .
“We want to recover our sports in such a big way,” said Trump via Masslife. “We have to resume our sports. I am tired of watching baseball games that are 14 years old, ”he said. “But I didn’t really have too much time to watch. I might say I watch a drummer and go back to work. “
To complete the group, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, as well as PGA and Nascar executives. Of course, this is only a small section of a much larger and diverse group, which will also be made up of world leaders and experts in economics, health and technology, among others.
President Trump is targeting a May 1 date to reopen the country, which has been closed for over a month now due to a coronavirus. The NBA was the first sports organization to shut down after the virus began to spread, and others followed suit soon after.
The UFC has been unable to organize an event since March 14 in Brazilia, Brazil, and has since postponed six events, including UFC 249, which was scheduled to end on April 18, 2020. That said , Dana White is fighting for a return to action on May 9, and he plans to bring a stacked card with him (details here).
Now for the fun part: Name this group!