Stallone Breaks SILENCE On His Trump Administration Role – Says He’s “Incredibly Flattered”

Stallone Breaks SILENCE On His Trump Administration Role – Says He’s “Incredibly Flattered”

President-elect Donald Trump surprised many last week when he indicated he would like to tap Sylvester Stallone to head the National Endowment of the Arts. Stallone is receiving heavy publicity because of movies he’s involved in currently. Although he says he is flattered, he’s turning The Donald down. In my opinion, that is a good thing. Really, the National Endowment of the Arts should be done away with and it would be a waste of Stallone’s talent and gravitas.

Stallone says he would much rather help returning vets find jobs and help them with financing, etc. How cool is that? And I think that would be a fantastic fit for Stallone. He told Variety that he once very briefly considered a role in politics following the release of Rocky Balboa (2006) after the mayor of Philadelphia said the actor could easily win the top job in the City of Brotherly Love. And I might I add, he would have been much better than what Philly has today. Stallone said he asked his wife, Jennifer Flavin, what she thought. She replied, “Are you crazy? He’s just being nice. You’re not going to be elected. You don’t have that insatiable need to be embraced by people.” I disagree… if you are a famous actor, you do have that need. Oh well… things that could have been.


From Western Journalism:

Hollywood icon Sylvester Stallone announced over the weekend that he likely will not be joining the Trump administration as head of the National Endowment for the Arts, but would be interested in helping military veterans in some capacity.

“I am incredibly flattered to have been suggested to be involved with the National Endowment of the Arts,” Stallone said through a publicist Sunday, the New York Post reported.

“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,” the actor added.

Though Stallone did not officially endorse President-elect Donald Trump, he had kind things to say about him in an interview with Variety last January.


“He’s a great Dickensian character. You know what I mean? There are certain people like Arnold [Schwarzenegger], Babe Ruth, that are bigger than life. But I don’t know how that translates to running the world,” he said.

A Trump rep stated on Friday, “No decision has been made here yet.” An RNC rep added, “They are old friends and the President-elect thinks very highly of him, but no decisions have been made regarding this position.” Stallone and Trump do have a history together. Trump’s campaign launched a web ad that featured a speech from Stallone’s 2006 “Rocky Balboa.” Stallone told Variety in January “I love Donald Trump.”

It has been a constant stream of heavyweight names from a number of industries that have been trekking to Trump Tower in New York City to discuss possible posts in the new administration. Artist Jane Chu currently chairs the NEA, which has an annual budget of $150 million. Which is about what a big-budget Stallone-type action thriller is going for these days. Keep the movie, ditch the NEA.

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