Former President Donald Trump has formally resigned from the Screen Actors Guild afterthe union’s nationwide board voted final month to order a disciplinary listening to concerning his alleged position in inciting the Jan. 6 rebel on the U.S. Capitol.
In a blistering letter that was first launched to Fox News, the one-time star of The Apprentice instantly addressed SAG-AFTRA president — and former Beverly Hills, 90210 star — Gabrielle Carteris, in regards to the impending listening to. “Who cares!” the letter begins. “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: Money Never Sleeps; and television shows including The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Saturday Night Live, and of course, one of the most successful shows in television history, The Apprentice — to name just a few!”
Trump has written to SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris (sure, that Gabrielle Carteris) to preemptively resign from the union.
SAG-AFTRA represents actors, announcers, journalists, and so on.
He’s now prevented having his membership revoked. pic.twitter.com/WRy38V5izh
— Yashar Ali (@yashar) February 4, 2021
Trump went on to accuse SAG-AFTRA of utilizing the disciplinary listening to as a method to distract from what he considers the union’s bigger “policy failures” and “dismal record” on points confronting its membership. “Your organization has done little for its members, and nothing for me — besides collecting dues and promoting dangerous un-American policies and ideas — as evident by your massive unemployment rates and lawsuits from celebrated actors, who even recorded a video asking, ‘Why isn’t the union fighting for me?'” That refers to a video that circulated on-line final 12 months about SAG-AFTRA’s controversial well being plan modifications, that includes charged commentary from stars like Amy Schumer, Morgan Freeman, Mark Hamill and Whoopi Goldberg, who made the assertion Trump cites in his letter.
“I no longer wish to be associated with your union,” Trump’s letter concludes. “As such, this letter is to inform you of my immediate resignation from SAG-AFTRA. You have done nothing for me.”
Following the discharge of his resignation letter, Carteris and SAG-AFTRA National Executive Director David White issued a two-word response to Trump: “Thank you.” At the identical time, the union declined to specify whether or not the disciplinary listening to will proceed as deliberate or if his resignation renders it moot. But Twitter nonetheless saluted Carteris with some classic West Beverly High love.
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