Hollywood Star Claims He Would B e ‘Arrogant Not To’ Be Open To A Presidential Run

Hollywood star Matthew McConaughey is now making references like he wishes to make a bid for the presidency.

The star of “Dazed and Confused,” who previously spoke about making a bid in a gubernatorial run in the state of Texas, told those in attendance at the Dreamforce conference in San Francisco this past week that he would “be arrogant not to” talk about a possible bid for the White House in the future. McConaughey, who has never publicly stood with either major party, did not state what his time frame would end up being but did not rule out a bid for the 2024 run, according to SFGate.com.

“Yeah, I’ll consider it in the future, I’d be arrogant not to, absolutely I would consider it,” expressed McConaughey, who received an Oscar for his part in “Dallas Buyer’s Club.” “If I got into any form of politics I’d be remiss not to also go in as an artist and a storyteller; help put a narrative together. You’re the CEO of a state and a nation, a lot of compartmentalization and choices to be made. They scare me but I’m not afraid of ’em.”

The yearly conference is hosted by tech titan Salesforce and is known for bringing in quite a few celebrity speakers who speak out about the liberals in Silicon Valley. McConaughey issued his statements as part of a discussion taking place with Marc Benioff, the co-CEO of Salesforce, which went over topics such as the school shooting in his hometown of Uvalde and the overall topic on gun control as well as his general political beliefs.

However, he stated that if he were to kick off a presidential bid, it would be somewhat reluctantly.

“If that happened to me I would be pulled into it,” stated the 52-year-old McConaughey. “If I’m living right, which I’m trying to, we get pulled into things … it’s inevitable. I didn’t choose it, it chose me.”

McConaughey highlighted the extreme political polarization permeating the country, but stated that there is still room for someone who can speak directly to the more reasonable people across both sides of the aisle.

“There’s definitely a greater divide now than there has been,” explained the famous actor. “One thing is we have to admit that part of that divide is the Kool-Aid we’re being sold. The divide is not as thick as we’re being sold; most of us are much more near the middle than we’re being told.”

McConaughey, who has previously stepped forward to call for more extreme gun control measures after the events of the May 24th school shooting that resulted in 19 students and two teachers dead, claimed that both sides of the aisle sport good points, and large gaps, in their views of the second amendment.

“[To] the Left, this is about regulation, this is about keeping the weapon out of the bad guy’s hand, [to] the Right, this is about mental health, but each one of them would put a period after their argument,” he stated. “You’re right, just put a comma after your argument. Both of your arguments are much closer to the solution than each of them independently.”


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