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Punching Out: Sylvester Stallone Says He Will Not Take On Arts Role During Trump's Reign

Playing Punching Out: Sylvester Stallone Says He Will Not Take On Arts Role During Trump's Reign

Yo Adrian! He won't do it!

Sylvester Stallone has shut down the idea that Donald Trump wanted him to head up the National Endowment for The Arts. 

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The Rocky star says he's more interested in working with veterans.

"I believe I could be more effective by bringing national attention to returning military personnel, suitable housing and financial assistance these heroes respectfully deserve," the 70-year-old actor said in a statement.

He added that he was “incredibly flattered” after reports said that the president-elect wanted to tap the Rambo actor for the role last week.

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The NEA distributes grants to arts organizations and a celebrity has only once been headed up by an entertainer – Jane Alexander, who served as chairperson from 1993 to 1997 during Bill Clinton’s first term.

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