Former President Donald Trump has resigned from the Screen Actors Guild – American Association of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) with a blistering letter in which he criticized the organization’s “grim record as a union”.
Trump resigns from SAG-AFTRA
Trump submitted his resignation after SAG-AFTRA threatened his expulsion. The union claimed it had found a “probable cause” for the former president’s “violation of the union’s constitution” over the past month over the events on Capitol Hill.
“I am writing to you today about what is known as the Disciplinary Committee Hearing aimed at revoking my union membership. Who cares! ”Trump wrote to SAG President Gabrielle Carteris in his letter received on Fox News.
“Although I am not familiar with your work, I take great pride in my work on films like Home Alone 2, Zoolander, and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps; and TV shows like “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”, “Saturday Night Live” and of course one of the most successful shows in TV history, “The Apprentice” – to name a few! “Trump added.
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The former president, who did not stop there, added that he “was also very helpful to the cable news television business (supposedly a dying platform that didn’t have much time left before I got involved in politics) and thousands of jobs on networks like MSDNC and Fake News CNN, among others. “
“That brings me to your obvious attempt to get the attention of the free media to divert attention from your grim record as a union,” Trump said.
“Your organization has done little for its members and nothing for me – other than collecting fees and promoting dangerous un-American policies and ideas – as evidenced by your massive unemployment rates and lawsuits from famous actors who even have a video saying ‘Why is the union fighting not for me? ‘”, he added.
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Trump spoke about a video recorded in 2020 by stars like Whoopi Goldberg and Amy Schumer criticizing the union’s health plan.
They said nearly 12,000 union members, many of whom were elderly, were on the verge of expulsion from the plan.
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Trump concludes his letter
Trump then ripped the union open over its “political failures” adding that its “disciplinary failures are even more egregious”.
“I no longer want to be associated with your union,” he wrote. “As such, this letter is intended to inform you of my immediate resignation from SAG-AFTRA.”
Trump concluded his letter by saying, “You haven’t done anything for me.”
And that, ladies and gentlemen, we call a mic drop moment!
This piece was written by James Samson on February 4th, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used with permission.
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