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Donald Trump Has Resigned From The Screen Actors Guild

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Donald Trump Has Resigned From The Screen Actors Guild

In what must come as such a blow to the acting community, former US President Donald Trump has resigned from the Screen Actors Guild (SAG).

The move comes after the union threatened to expel the Home Alone 2: Lost In New York star for inciting the Capitol riot in January, which left five people dead.

However, in a very Trump move, the controversial figure instead chose to voluntarily resign from the SAG with a letter to the union's president Gabrielle Carteris.

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

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"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!"

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Trump then goes on to say he 'greatly helped' the 'dying' cable news business, before calling their expulsion threat 'a blatant attempt at free media attention to distract from [their] dismal record as a union'.

"Your organisation has done little for its members, and nothing for me - besides collecting dues and promoting dangerous un-American policies and ideas," he continued.

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"I no longer wish to be associated with your union. As such, this letter is to inform you of my immediate resignation from SAG-AFTRA. You have done nothing for me."

SAG has responded to the letter in a perfectly and simply succinct way.

The guild wrote only saying: "Thank you."

Board members voted that Trump had violated the guild's guidelines with 'a reckless campaign of misinformation aimed at discrediting and ultimately threatening the safety of journalists, many of whom are SAG-AFTRA members.'

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"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.

"There's a straight line from his wanton disregard for the truth to the attacks on journalists perpetrated by his followers."

David White, the national executive director of SAG-AFTRA, 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."

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It seems that there won't be much love lost between Hollywood and Trump, with his one-time co-star Macaulay Culkin previously backing calls to cut Donald Trump's cameo from his film Home Alone 2: Lost In New York.

Featured Image Credit: 20th Century Fox

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Donald Trump, Politics

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