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Donald Trump Resigns From SAG-AFTRA After Union Moves to Expel Him
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Miloch
2021-02-04 19:28:18 UTC
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Former president Donald Trump has resigned from SAG-AFTRA, after the union
announced last month that it would move to expel him for his role in the attack
on the U.S. Capitol.

SAG-AFTRA announced on Jan. 19 that it would hold a hearing on whether to expel
the former president.

Trump responded in a letter to the union on Thursday, saying that the union had
“done nothing for me.”

“I no longer wish to be associated with your union,” he wrote.

In response, the union said simply: “Thank you.”

Trump had been a member of the guild since 1989, and had appeared as himself in
various productions, including “Home Alone 2.” His resignation does not prevent
him from appearing in film and TV projects, but it does signal industry-wide
disapproval that could make that socially unacceptable.

SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris initiated charges against Trump through
the union’s disciplinary process, arguing that he had promoted misinformation
that led to the Jan. 6 attack. She also noted that the assault on the Capitol
had endangered journalists, some of whom are SAG-AFTRA members.

“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,” Carteris said in a statement last month. “There’s a
straight line from his wanton disregard for the truth to the attacks on
journalists perpetrated by his followers.”

Under the union’s constitution, the charges would have gone to a disciplinary
committee hearing. The committee has the power to issue fines, impose sanctions
or — in the most severe cases — order an expulsion.



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super70s
2021-02-06 15:32:37 UTC
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Former president Donald Trump has resigned from SAG-AFTRA, after the union
announced last month that it would move to expel him for his role in the
attack on the U.S. Capitol.
SAG-AFTRA announced on Jan. 19 that it would hold a hearing on whether to
expel the former president.
Trump responded in a letter to the union on Thursday, saying that the union
had "done nothing for me."
"I no longer wish to be associated with your union," he wrote.
In response, the union said simply: "Thank you."
Trump had been a member of the guild since 1989, and had appeared as
himself in various productions, including "Home Alone 2." His resignation does
not prevent him from appearing in film and TV projects, but it does signal
industry-wide disapproval that could make that socially unacceptable.
SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris initiated charges against Trump
through the union's disciplinary process, arguing that he had promoted
misinformation that led to the Jan. 6 attack. She also noted that the assault
on the Capitol had endangered journalists, some of whom are SAG-AFTRA
members.
"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," Carteris said in a statement last month.
"There's a straight line from his wanton disregard for the truth to the attacks
on journalists perpetrated by his followers."
Under the union's constitution, the charges would have gone to a disciplinary
committee hearing. The committee has the power to issue fines, impose
sanctions or -- in the most severe cases -- order an expulsion.
Just don't erase his two name checks in American Psycho, it's so apropos.
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