Sylvester Stallone ‘Flattered’ But Would Deny Role In Trump Administration

Ford Springer | Contributor

Sylvester Stallone was “flattered” for potentially being considered for a role in Donald Trump’s administration, but plans to focus his attention on veterans.

The president-elect was reportedly considering Stallone for a position as chair to the National Endowment of the Arts. “No decision has been made here yet,” an RNC representative told Fox News Friday. “They are old friends and the president-elect thinks very highly of him, but no decisions have been made regarding this position.”

Sylvester Stallone is interviewed before attending a private dinner to celebrate the 9th Annual Acapulco Film Festival on January 25, 2014 in Acapulco, Mexico. (Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images for Leisure Opportunities)

(Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images for Leisure Opportunities)

Stallone responded to the rumors of his consideration in a statement Sunday.

“I am incredibly flattered to have been suggested to be involved with the National Endowment of the Arts,” Stallone said. “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.”

(Photo credit: REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

(Photo credit: REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

Although Stallone is not a member of the GOP he’s been clear about how he feels about the president-elect.

“I love Donald Trump,” the action movie star told Variety earlier this year. “He’s a great Dickensian character. You know what I mean? There are certain people like Arnold, Babe Ruth, that are bigger than life. But I don’t know how that translates to running the world.”

Ford Springer



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