Donald Trump’s days in the Screen Actors Guild are over. The former president resigned from SAG-AFTRA (American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) on February 4 in a letter addressed to the guild’s president, Gabrielle Carteris. Trump had been a member of SAG given that 1989, according to Fox News.
His letter of resignation came after SAG-AFTRA National Board ordered a disciplinary hearing for Trump following the January 6 insurrection on the Capitol. “Donald Trump assaulted the worths that this union holds most sacred– democracy, fact, regard for our fellow Americans of all races and faiths, and the sanctity of the free press,” Carteris said on January19 “There’s a straight line from his wanton disregard for the reality to the attacks on reporters committed by his fans.”
Nevertheless, Trump, who has actually mainly depicted characters named Donald Trump in films and on television, took matters into his own hands, and left of the organization on his own. The letter was printed on stationery with a bald eagle holding olive branches and arrows on the top. “Ms Carteris: I write to you today regarding the so-called Disciplinary Committee hearing aimed at withdrawing my union subscription. Who cares!” Trump began his letter acquired by Fox News.
” While I’m not knowledgeable about your work, I’m really proud of my deal with movies such as House Alone 2, Zoolander and Wall Street: Cash Never Sleeps; and tv programs including The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Saturday Night Live, and obviously, one of the most effective programs in television history, The Apprentice— to name just a few!
” I have actually also greatly helped the cable news tv business (said to be a dying platform with very little time left until I got involved in politics) and developed countless jobs at networks such as MSDNC [sic] and Fake News CNN, amongst numerous others.
” Which brings me to your outright attempt at free limelights to distract from your depressing record as a union. Your organization has done bit for its members, and nothing for me– besides gathering fees and promoting hazardous un-American policies and concepts– as obvious by your enormous unemployment rates and lawsuits from well known stars, who even tape-recorded a video asking, ‘Why isn’t the union defending me?’
” These however, are policy failures. Your disciplinary failures are much more egregious.
” I no longer wish to be associated with your union. As such, this letter is to inform you of my immediate resigning from SAG-AFTRA. You have actually done nothing for me.
” Regards, Donald J. Trump,” he concluded his letter. Trump presently waits for the start of his second impeachment trial on February 9.
When called for a comment about Trump’s letter, SAG-AFTRA shared the following statement with Newsweek concerning Trump’s resignation: “Thank you.”
Newsweek reached out to Trump but did not hear back in time for publication.