Former US President Donald Trump has resigned from the Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) after its national leadership voted to consider expelling him over his role in inciting the January riots on the US Capitol.
In his resignation letter to the SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris regarding the “so-called Disciplinary Committee hearing aimed at revoking my union membership,” Trump said he “no longer wish to be associated” with the union.
“Who cares,” Trump said. He further wrote how he was “proud” of his work in movies such as “Home Alone 2” and “Saturday Night Live” — to name “just a few”.
According to The Washington Post, in response to Trump’s letter, SAG-AFTRA issued a concise statement: “Thank you.”
Trump in his resignation letter said that he “greatly helped” cable news and “created thousands of jobs” and went on to call the disciplinary failures as “even more egregious”.
“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 former President wrote.
“I’ve also greatly helped the cable news television business (said to be a dying platform with not much time left until I got involved in politics), and created thousands of jobs at networks such as MSDNC and Fake News CNN, among many others,” he added.
Trump further went on to attack the organisation by calling out the ” blatant attempt” at free media attention to distract from your (the organisation’s) dismal record as a union.