Donald Trump RESIGNS from Screen Actors Guild with rant-filled letter

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Donald Trump RESIGNS from Screen Actors Guild with rant-filled letter

Donald Trump has resigned from the Screen Actors Guild ahead of a disciplinary meeting over his membership in the wake of the Capitol riot. In a le

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Donald Trump has resigned from the Screen Actors Guild ahead of a disciplinary meeting over his membership in the wake of the Capitol riot. 

In a letter obtained by Fox News the former president writes ‘who cares’ at the union’s threat to expel him before listing off his on screen credits including on Home Alone 2, Zoolander and on The Apprentice. 

Trump, who holds a pension with the Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, wrote: ‘I write to you today regarding the so-called Disciplinary Committee hearing aimed at revoking my union membership. Who cares!’

The letter, addressed to SAG President Gabrielle Carteris, goes on: ‘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!’

The union had accused him of violating the union’s ‘sacred values of democracy, truth and respect’ in the wake of the deadly siege in DC on January 6. 

Commenting on Trump’s resignation letter SAG-AFTRA only said: ‘Thank you.’ 

Donald Trump has resigned from the Screen Actors Guild ahead of a disciplinary meeting over his membership in the wake of the Capitol riot

Donald Trump has resigned from the Screen Actors Guild ahead of a disciplinary meeting over his membership in the wake of the Capitol riot

Its board voted ‘overwhelmingly’ that he violated membership guidelines. A disciplinary hearing for scheduled for next week. 

But Trump, who had been a member of SAG since 1989 said the union had done ‘nothing’ for him. 

He went on to boast about ‘greatly helping’ the ‘dying’ cable news platforms, ‘creating thousands of jobs at networks such as MSDNC and Fake News CNN, among many others.’

In a letter obtained by Fox News the former president writes 'who cares' at the union's threat to expel him before listing off his on screen credits including on Home Alone 2, pictured, Zoolander and on The Apprentice

In a letter obtained by Fox News the former president writes ‘who cares’ at the union’s threat to expel him before listing off his on screen credits including on Home Alone 2, pictured, Zoolander and on The Apprentice

The letter, addressed to SAG President Gabrielle Carteris calls The Apprentice one of the most successful shows in television history

The letter, addressed to SAG President Gabrielle Carteris calls The Apprentice one of the most successful shows in television history

The union had accused him of violating the union's 'sacred values of democracy, truth and respect' in the wake of the deadly siege in DC on January 6. Trump and wife Melania appear in Zoolander

The union had accused him of violating the union’s ‘sacred values of democracy, truth and respect’ in the wake of the deadly siege in DC on January 6. Trump and wife Melania appear in Zoolander 

He added: ‘Which brings me to your blatant attempt at free media attention to distract from your dismal record as a 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, who even recorded a video asking, ‘Why isn’t the union fighting for me?’ 

SAG President Gabrielle Carteris said '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'

SAG President Gabrielle Carteris said ‘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’

That refers to a 2020 video from 2020 featuring actors Mark Hammill and Whoopi Goldberg, which criticized the union over its health plan.

Trump continues: ‘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.’ 

SAG-AFTRA says it ‘represents approximately 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other media professionals’. 

It costs $3,000 to join with an annual base fee of $222.96 and work dues. 

In a statement last month its president Carteris 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.’ 

SAG-AFTRA National Executive Director David White added: ‘Our most important role as a union is the protection of our members. The unfortunate truth is, this individual’s words and actions over the past four years have presented actual harm to our broadcast journalist members.

‘The board’s resolution addresses this effort to undermine freedom of the press and reaffirms the principles on which our democratic society rests, and which we must all work to protect and preserve.’

Trump was impeached for a second time charged with ‘incitement of insurrection’ over the deadly mob siege of the Capitol in a swift and stunning collapse of his final days in office.

SAG-AFTRA says it 'represents approximately 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other media professionals'. Trump is pictured in The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air

SAG-AFTRA says it ‘represents approximately 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other media professionals’. Trump is pictured in The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air

Trump had been a member of SAG since 1989 said the union had done 'nothing' for him. He is pictured on Saturday Night Live

Trump had been a member of SAG since 1989 said the union had done ‘nothing’ for him. He is pictured on Saturday Night Live 

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