The election, a.k.a. I Thought I Wanted It to Be Over But Now That It's Over I Wish It Was Still Going On Because It Turns Out the Ending Is Even Worse Twenty-Fucking-Sixteen, continued its daily delivery of pure and uncut bullshit Thursday with this: A report from the Daily Mail claims Sylvester Stallone has been tapped to join the President-elect's administration.
Stallone, most known as the fedora model from last year's Creed, is reportedly wanted by the Apprentice executive producer for the position of Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. The Daily Mail's report claims Stallone is "pumped" about the prospective gig, for which he would be required to have Congress' approval.
Dismissing this entirely due to words like "reportedly" and "allegedly" is fine, but the shit Stallone told Variety way back in January is worth noting. "I love Donald Trump," Stallone said. "He's a great Dickensian character. You know what I mean?"
Stallone continued: "There are certain people like Arnold, Babe Ruth, that are bigger than life," he told Variety at the time. "But I don’t know how that translates… to running the world." It, um, does not translate. Also, you opened with a declaration of love.
Stallone will next be seen in James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, playing a role that may have been impossible if he had followed through with his initial plans of leaping into the political cesspool himself. "And five minutes later, I came to my senses," Stallone told Variety while discussing his BFF Arnold Schwarzenegger's crossover. Hopefully so, Sly.