Actor Sylvester Stallone said while he is “flattered” to be considered for an arts post by President-elect Donald Trump, he believes he will be more effective working for veterans.
In a statement released by his publicist on Sunday, Stallone said he was “incredibly flattered to have been suggested to be involved with the National Endowment of the Arts”, reports variety.com.
Stallone added: “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 Daily Mail reported on Thursday that Trump had approached Stallone about a top arts-related position in his administration, perhaps as chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. At the time, Stallone’s spokeswoman declined to comment.