Actor Matthew McConaughey, who made waves earlier this year for vocally advocating gun control from Joe Biden's White House, stated on Tuesday at the annual Dreamforce gathering in San Francisco, California, that he would be arrogant not to consider running for President of the United States.
According to a report by SFGate, Matthew McConaughey responded to tech giant Salesforce co-CEO Marc Benioff's question about the 2024 presidential election by saying, Yeah I'll consider it in the future, I'd be arrogant not to, absolutely I would consider it. McConaughey is best known for his role in the film Dazed and Confused.
McConaughey continued by saying, If I became involved in any sort of politics, it would be irresponsible of me not to also go in as an artist and a storyteller; to help put together a narrative. You're the chief executive officer of both the state and the country, which means you have a lot of compartmentalization to do and decisions to make. They give me the creeps, but I won't let them get to me.
McConaughey has urged for gun control measures this summer, despite the fact that they have not prevented mass shootings, claiming that they are a "acceptable sacrifice" for supporters of the Second Amendment. McConaughey has made a small fortune as an executive producer and performer in television and film using guns.
Matthew McConaughey, who delivered a passionate plea for new gun control legislation in an address at the White House briefing room on Tuesday, has used 19 guns in 11 movies over 25 years, according to the Internet Movie Firearms Database. https://t.co/HCwNisaoeJ
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The actor most known for his role in Magic Mike went on to imply that if he does end up running for president in the future, it might be because he feels he has no other option.
He stated that if something like that happened to him, he would be drawn into it. Even if I'm living the way I should, and I'm making an effort to do so, it's impossible to avoid getting sucked into things. It was not I who picked it; rather, it was it that chose me.
McConaughey stated that There is unquestionably a larger separation now than there has been in the past. One thing is that we have to accept that the Kool-Aid that we're being served is responsible for some of that gap. The gap is not nearly as wide as it is being made out to be; the majority of us are far closer to the middle than we are being led to believe.
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