Trump Resigns Screen Actor’s Guild After Union Tries To Expel Him: ‘You Have Done Nothing For Me!’
“Thank you.” SAG-AFTRA issued this response after former President Donald Trump‘s resignation from the actors’ union. Trump, who had been a member of the union for 30 years, sent a letter on Thursday announcing he was “revoking” his membership.
Trump’s membership had already been threatened due to his role in the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot, and he did not want to wait for a disciplinary hearing for violating the union’s constitution.
The union stated that: “the charges specifically cite Trump’s role in inciting the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, and in sustaining a reckless campaign of misinformation aimed at discrediting and ultimately threatening the safety of journalists, many of whom are SAG-AFTRA members. The charges request the imposition of the most severe penalty available to SAG-AFTRA: expulsion from membership.”
However, Trump resigned before his expulsion could be completed. “I write to you today regarding the so-called Disciplinary Committee hearing aimed at revoking my union membership,” Trump wrote. “Who cares! While I’m not familiar with your work, I’m very proud of my work on movies such as Home Alone 2, Zoolander and Wall Street.” He also mentioned his reality show Apprentice.
“This letter is to inform you of my immediate resignation from SAG-AFTRA. You have done nothing for me.”