Trump Resigns From SAG-AFTRA

( The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists is losing its most well-known member: Former President Donald Trump.

This week, Trump resigned from the organization that just last month threatened to remove him. The union that represents actors said it had “probable cause” that Trump had “violated the union’s Constitution” in regard to the attack on the U.S. Capitol building on January 6.

A few weeks later, the union’s president, Gabrielle Carteris, a former actress on the TV show Beverly Hills 90210, said:

“Donald Trump has 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.”

Trump, who has been a member of SAG for more than 30 years, wrote his resignation letter directly to Carteris. In the letter, which Fox News obtained, he wrote:

“I write to you today regarding the so-called Disciplinary Committee hearing aimed at revoking my union membership. Who cares!

“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-Aire, Saturday Night Live, and of course, one of the most successful shows in television history, The Apprentice — to name just a few!”

In addition to his acting roles in those movies and TV shows, as well as his huge part in the reality show The Apprentice, Trump said he’s “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 (sic) and Fake News CNN, among many others.”

Last year, actors such as Mark Hamill, Martin Sheen, Amy Schumer, Whoopie Goldberg and Morgan Freeman posted a video that heavily criticized SAG-AFTRA’s plan to cut health plan benefits for almost 12,000 members. The actors said most of those who were set to lose their benefits were elderly.

Goldberg herself said in the video: “Why isn’t the union fighting for me?”

Referencing that video in his letter, Trump wrote:

“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?'”

The former president didn’t stop there, though. He said the union had numerous “policy failures” and said its “disciplinary failures are even more egregious.”

In closing, he wrote:

“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. You have done nothing for me.”