Announcement Date: October 24, 2017

Newsweek reported that Small Business Administration (SBA) staffers tried to avoid publicizing images of SBA head Linda McMahon speaking at an industry event at the Trump International Hotel – Washington, D.C. McMahon spoke at an event hosted by the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry. In a text message exchange between two SBA staffers that included a photo of McMahon, one wrote “can you try to get the portrait mode one without the ‘Trump hotel’ sign in it?” One of the staffers received another text message: “I’ll tweet with excerpts from speech…and crop the opulence out!”