Reportedly, “Rocky” actor Sylvester Stallone has been in high consideration as President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to be the chairman of the National Endowment of the Arts. However, BuzzFeed on Sunday confirmed that Stallone was “flattered” to have been considered for the role, but wouldn’t take the position if offered. Rather, Stallone would like to orient his skills into a different field.
Stallone’s statement on the matter can be read below:
“I am incredibly flattered to have been suggested to be involved with the National Endowment of the Arts. However I believe I could be more effective by bringing national attention to returning military personnel in an effort to find gainful employment, suitable housing and financial assistance these heroes respectfully deserve.”
Could Stallone hold future employment and involvement in helping returning veterans under the Trump administration? Stallone has praised Trump in the past, telling Variety last January: “I love Donald Trump. He’s a great Dickensian character. You know what I mean?” Time will tell as Trump continues to fill out his administration and cabinet before Inauguration Day next year.
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