Trump just submitted his resignation from SAG-AFTRA, the union representing actors, musicians and media professionals.
This comes weeks after the SAG’s National Board voted to have Trump’s membership reevaluated by a disciplinary committee, relating to what a press release at the time called Trump’s role in inciting the attack on the Capitol on January 6. Union president Gabrielle Carteris (yes, from 90210!) said,
“Donald Trump attacked the values that this union holds most sacred — democracy, truth, respect for our fellow Americans of all races and faiths, and the sanctity of the free press
There’s a straight line from his wanton disregard for the truth to the attacks on journalists perpetrated by his followers.”
In his resignation letter, Trump addressed directly to Carteris and made available by SAG-AFTRA on its official website, Trump wrote,
“I no longer wish to be associated with your union…
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…
You have done nothing for me.”
Trump mentioned with pride his appearances in films like Home Alone 2 (which many would like him edited out of) and Zoolander.
In response to Trump’s resignation, the union released a statement that said just,
I would like to add, “Fuck you.” The world will be deprived of the acting genius of one Donald J. Trump. #Sad