McConaughey says he would “absolutely” consider running for president

SAN FRANCISCO — Matthew McConaughey, a native of Uvalde and a longtime Austin resident, was in San Francisco this week for the annual Dreamforce conference, where he appeared to imply that a future presidential nomination was “inevitable” for him.

According to a report by SFGATEthe Oscar-winning actor was asked about the 2024 presidential election.

“Yes, I will consider it in the future, I would be arrogant not to. Absolutely, I would consider it,” McConaughey said. “If I were to get into any form of politics, I would fail not to get involved as an artist and storyteller as well; to help put together a narrative. You are the CEO of a state and a nation, lots of lockdown and decisions to be made. They scare me, but I’m not afraid of them.”

He continued, “If that happened to me, I would be drawn into it. If I live right, which I try to do, we get drawn into things… it’s inevitable. I didn’t choose it, it chose me.”

Dreamforce is a convention hosted by Corporate Tech Company Foreclosure. McConaughey was invited to speak with CEO Marc Benioff about his activism, the Uvalde shooting and his political beliefs.

This isn’t the first time McConaughey has made political headlines. In November last year, he ended speculation that he would run for Texas governor in 2022.

Shortly after the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, McConaughey was invited to the White House to give a speech after visiting the town and speaking with the families of the victims.

Read SFGATE’s full report here.

https://www.kvue.com/article/news/politics/matthew-mcconaughey-on-running-for-president/269-3fd7f873-1dc4-4253-aff0-c715bb3d94fe McConaughey says he would “absolutely” consider running for president

Laura Coffey

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