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Sylvester Stallone really doesn't want 'Dickensian character', Donald Trump's job offer

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:36 IST

Sylvester Stallone, who was recently considered by US President-elect Donald J Trump for the post of Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, says that if he is indeed offered the position, he would turn it down.

Which is a first for the Trump administration, because before this they've only witnessed unqualified people willing taking over public offices.

"I am incredibly flattered to have been suggested to be involved with the National Endowment of the Arts," Stallone said in a statement to People magazine.

"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," he quipped.

Presumably, the statement suggests that there's room for the 70-year-old actor if he might be willing to work with Trump's administration in a suitable position. Right? Wrong.

In an interview with Variety in January, the Rambo actor voiced concerns about the 70-year-old Republican's leadership skills.

"I love Donald Trump," he said, adding, "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 [laughs] to running the world."

The National Endowment of the Arts is a federal agency that provides grants to cultural organisations.


with inputs from ANI

First published: 20 December 2016, 6:09 IST