Another actor and media personality is following in Trump’s footsteps and considering running for president, though, given his pro-gun control comments following Uvalde, this one likely won’t be a controversial conservative and is instead a liberal of some sort.
Who is it that’s considering taking the leap and translating his fame into a seat in the Oval Office? Matthew McConaughey, the famed Hollywood star.
He announced that he is contemplating a presidential run when speaking to a crowd in San Francisco, saying:
“Yeah I’ll consider it in the future, I’d be arrogant not to, absolutely I would consider it. 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.”
Continuing his speech, McConaughey went on to say that if he did so it would be because he was “pulled into it,” implying that fate would draw him to the presidency. In his words: “If that happened to me I would be pulled into it. 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.”
He also spoke on the political chasm separating many Americans, saying:
“There’s definitely a greater divide now than there has been. 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’s speech came during a corporate event called Dreamsforce, which is a large convention hosted by CRM giant Salesforce. Adding context as to what the event is and why McConaughey was speaking at it, SF Gate reported that:
Dreamforce is corporate tech giant Salesforce’s annual convention featuring a slew of celebrity speakers and performers. McConaughey spoke to Salesforce co-CEO Marc Benioff, a close friend, about his activism, the Uvalde school shooting and his political beliefs in a packed room at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater on Tuesday afternoon.
Further, Fox News added more context as to McConaghey’s involvement in politics so far, noting that he called for gun control following the shooting in Uvalde. Reporting on that, Fox News said:
McConaughey has been outspoken about gun violence since the Uvalde school shooting in Texas.
After the shooting, which happened in McConaughey’s hometown, he was invited to the White House by President Joe Biden. McConaughey’s address to the public about the shooting went viral.
But while McConaughey received plaudits from the left for that speech, he also received a large amount of pushback from the right, meaning that as much of he speaks about unity and division, he’s unlikely to be a non-controversial or unifying candidate, particularly among gun owners.
By: Gen Z Conservative
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