Sylvester Stallone Rejects Donald Trump’s Job Offer

The Rambo and Rocky star would rather work with war veterans.

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 29: Actor Sylvester Stallone attends the 2016 LACMA Art + Film Gala honoring Robert Irwin and Kathryn Bigelow presented by Gucci at LACMA on October 29, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for LACMA)Image Frazer Harrison Getty Images for LACMA

Just when we thought we had seen it all in 2016, something new comes along to surprise us.

The latest on the list is a rumour that has been circulating all week about an alleged job offer from president-elect Donald Trump to All-American legend Sylvester Stallone to work on the National Endowment for the Arts.

It is strange enough that this role has even been offered in the first place, especially considering the Republican Party that Trump represents has been known for cutting funds in the past on art-related issues. But then again, who would be better than an action legend with an Academy Award under his wing to represent the arts?

Or perhaps, Trump thinks that Stallone is strong enough to build a big wall by himself, and this position with the NEA is just his own way of keeping the actor happy while doing all that physical work.

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 05: Actor Sylvester Stallone attends the 2015 National Board of Review Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on January 5, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
He's coming to get you... Image Dimitrios Kambouris Getty Images

To stop this madness that has come out of only a rumour, Stallone has been forced to release a statement denying, well, everything.

Even though he begins by saying that he is “incredibly flattered” by the mere suggestion, the 70-year-old actor then suggests that a better job for him would be helping veterans, as he believes he 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.”

Only one thing can now come out of this: another Expendables movie. Stallone is probably writing it as we speak.

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