Former US President Donald Trump has decided to leave the ranks of the American Screen Actors Guild (SAG). He did so in the wake of reports that the union had called a disciplinary meeting to remove him from membership.
“Before SAG could announce anything, Mr. Trump himself announced that he was breaking up with them. Mr. Trump sent a letter of resignation to the president of the organization, Gabrielle Carteris, writing: + I don't want to be associated with your relationship anymore +, CBC reported Friday
"I am writing to you today regarding the so-called Disciplinary Commission to withdraw my union membership. Who cares! (...) Although I do not know your business, I am very proud to work on films such as "Home Alone 2", "Zoolander" and "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" and TV shows including "The Fresh Prince of Bel -Air "," Saturday Night Live "and of course on one of the most successful shows in television history," The Apprentice "- just to name a few!" - enumerated Trump in his correspondence to the guild.
In late January, the SAG-AFTRA national board voted with an overwhelming majority to consider whether Trump had violated the organisation's status. He alluded to the former president's role in the Capitoline incidents on January 6 and his threats against a journalist.
According to CBS, Trump also emphasized in his correspondence that "he helped the cable-news industry a lot", collecting harsh criticism from MSNBC and CNN. As the former president added, the SAG is trying to distract attention from its bleak union past.
"You haven't done anything for me," Trump stressed.
In response, SAG said: "Thank you."
In addition to actors, SAG-AFTRA also represents radio journalists across the country. The union said reports of intimidation and physical assault "escalated" during the Trump presidency.
According to CBS, the former president received a pension from the Screen Actors Guild.
SAG (Screen Actors Guild) is a trade union with approximately 120,000. American actors. Since 1995, it has given its own awards each year.
From New York, Andrzej Dobrowolski (PAP)