LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Former President Donald Trump is stepping down from SAG-AFTRA after the actors union vowed to expel him following the assault on the United States Capitol.
Trump released a letter addressed to SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris, which reacted to the SAG-AFTRA effort to revoke his membership, writing “Who cares!”READ MORE: COVID-19 In Maryland: 862 New Cases Reported; Hospitalizations, Positivity Rate Continue Declining
The letter rattled off Trump’s various film and TV credits, including “one of the most successful shows in television history, The Apprentice—to name just a few!”
The former president also leveled criticism at the union for its “dismal record” and “promoting dangerous un-American policies and ideas.”READ MORE: Baltimore City Schools To Offer Weekly COVID-19 Testing For Students, Staff
“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?” Trump wrote.
In response to the move, SAG-AFTRA released a statement that simply read “Thank you.”MORE NEWS: Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian-Involved Crash In Prince George's County
Last month, Carteris and National Executive Director David White filed disciplinary charges alleging Trump’s role in inciting the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol and in “sustaining a reckless campaign of misinformation aimed at discrediting and ultimately threatening the safety of journalists, many of whom are SAG-AFTRA members.”