President-elect Trump has been quite busy in recent weeks preparing his leadership team and selecting potential cabinet members.
Among those leadership roles, there is a surprising role that requires congressional approval.
The person slated for nomination to that position is even more surprising.
The Daily Mail reported that President-elect Trump will likely nominate Sylvester Stallone to serve as the chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. The NEA is a federal agency tasked with promoting and supporting artists, musicians and museums. His appointment would have to be approved by Congress.
“It’s been widely and wrongly assumed that a Trump Presidency will be hostile to the arts,” a source told The Daily Mail. “But Mr. Trump feels this sort of A-list appointment is precisely the shot in the arm that the industry needs.”
Stallone is “positively disposed to the idea” but it is unknown if he would accept the nomination. He is not a registered Republican but he has backed Republican candidates in the past including John McCain’s presidential bid in 2008. Stallone “has spoken previously of his admiration for Trump – and of his interest in entering politics.”
Stallone’s more recent comments about the president-elect fell short of endorsing him.
“I love Donald Trump,” Stallone told Variety Magazine. “He’s a great Dickensian character. You know what I mean? There are certain people like Arnold, Baby Ruth, that are bigger than life. But I don’t know how that translates to running the world.”
An academy-award winning actor, Stallone is of course known for the Rocky series as well as Rambo.
Source: The Daily Mail