Matthew McConaughey addresses rumours he'll run for Texas Governor

The Hollywood actor delivered a motivational speech to his Twitter followers about his thoughts on moving into politics, adding that he was just a “simple kid” from Texas.

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LINK: https://twitter.com/McConaughey/status/1465110042491817988

Matthew McConaughey has addressed the rumours that he’s running for the governor of Texas in an inspirational speech.

In the style of a press conference, the Hollywood actor sat in front of the American flag and with stacks of books piled high behind him.

“Listen, over the past few years I’ve been working on the answer to the question of how I can be most useful in this life going forward – useful to myself, useful to my family and to most people,” he opened the video with.

He explained to his Twitter followers that he had been exploring various ways of helping other people by being of service and said that he had been studying Texas and American politics.

Matthew McConaughey said he had been studying American and Texas politics and said that it needs fixing

“What have I learned? A lot! That we have some problems that we need to fix. That our politics need new purpose. That we have divides that need healing. That we need more trust in our lives.

“That we’ve got to start shining a light on our shared values, the ones that cross party lines, the ones that build bridges instead of burn them,” he added

“I’ve learned that freedom comes with responsibly and that great leaders serve. We lead by serving each other, we lead through our service. What is service? Service is taking on responsibility today so we can have more freedom tomorrow.”

He said that he was humbled but decided not to follow a path of politics but would support businesses instead

The True Detective star explained that through the act of service, Americans could be making “better choices” and that service doesn’t just help others, it helps ourselves in the process.

After an inspirational build up, the 52-year-old actor said that he wouldn’t be turning his hand to politics, but insisted that he would be offering his services elsewhere.

He said: “As a simple kid born in a little town of Uvalde, Texas, it never occurred to me that I would one day be considered for political leadership.

“It’s a humbling and inspiring path to ponder. It is also a path that I’m choosing not to take at this moment.

The Hollywood actor has given up his political dreams


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The actor shares three children with wife Camila Alves



“I’m going to continue to work and invest the bounty I have in supporting entrepreneurs. Supporting businesses and foundations that I believe are leaders. Organisations that have a mission to serve and build trust , whilst also generating prosperity – that’s the American dream!

“Politicians the governments can help us to get where we need to go. But let’s be clear, they can’t do anything for us unless we choose to do to for ourselves.”

He smacked the back of his right hand into the palm of his left and ended with: “In the meantimes, and all of times and until next times, just keep living.”

In true patriotic fashion he saluted the viewers and signed off.

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