This is a real howler. Next to Twitter, Donald Trump loved being an “actor” and all that came with it — or so it was said in Hollywood when he was doing The Apprentice. Today Trump wants you to know that he couldn’t care less what the union does, because they never did anything for him, anyway, and besides, he never even heard of them.
Trump and the Screen Actor’s Guild clashed last month, according to a January 19 news release, which cited Trump’s role in inciting the riot at the Capitol and his “reckless campaign of misinformation aimed at discrediting and ultimately threatening the safety of journalists, many of whom are SAG-AFTRA members.” The guild said that it could fine or expel Trump or both and here’s what he told them.
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-Air, Saturday Night Live, and of course, one of the most successful shows in television history,The Apprentice – to name just a few!
I’ve 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 and Fake News CNN, among many others.
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?”
These, however, are policy failures. Your disciplinary failures are even more egregious.
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 received the letter and issued a short statement, “Thank you” and so that is that, other than for the howling on Twitter, the other group of losers who told him to go away recently. Just like SAG and Fox News — oh, man, especially Fox News — they forget who got them where they are.
Trump's pissy resignation letter to the Screen Actors Guild is his Gettysburg Address. Also his decision not to list "The Little Rascals" (1994, Penelope Spheeris) among his credits speaks volumes. https://t.co/AvKezjoaqI
— James Urbaniak (@JamesUrbaniak) February 4, 2021
You don't know want to put a client with this kind of demeanor on the witness stand. Also, Home Alone 2? Really? pic.twitter.com/AtTfstGXxX
— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) February 4, 2021
You absolutely don’t want Trump on a witness stand. His lawyer figured that out earlier today. Or, he probably figured it out a lot sooner, he just had to go on record with it today.
Spheeris is likely the only filmmaker to have worked intimately with both former U.S. President Donald Trump and Megadeth frontman and ex-Metallica guitarist Dave Mustaine. truly a singular career.
— john (@johnsemley3000) February 4, 2021
To say nothing of "Ghosts Can't Do It"!
— James Poniewozik (@poniewozik) February 4, 2021
What is entertaining about the last two tweets is that apparently Trump has done “creative” projects that embarrass him — but he’s just fine with everything that happened in the four years he was in the White House. So Trump’s reel life stinks worse than his real life? That’s actually possible? Pardon me, my mind reels, I have to lie down.