Sylvester Stallone NOT Taking NEA Job

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Sylvester Stallone NEA Donald Trump

By Michael Lewittes

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Sylvester Stallone is not interested in becoming the Chairman of the National Endowment of the Arts, despite reports that the action hero star might accept the position, if offered by President-elect Donald Trump. In a statement released late Sunday, Stallone noted he was “flattered” to be considered for the NEA job, which entails doling out government grants to the arts, but expressed that he would prefer to focus instead on our military veterans.

In the message furnished to Gossip Cop, Stallone stated, “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.”

Late last week, word leaked out that the Rambo star had been approached by Trump team members about possibly running the NEA. At the time, Gossip Cop reached out to Stallone’s rep, who would not comment. We’re told while there was interest in Stallone, no formal offer was ever made nor did the actor and the President-elect personally discuss him running the National Endowment of the Arts. At times, Republicans and Conservatives have threatened to abolish the federal agency because of its backing with taxpayer funds costly and sometimes controversial arts programs and projects.

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