ACTORS GUILD BARS READMISSION OF DONALD TRUMP
On the heels of Donald Trump’s resignation from Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of TV and Radio Actors (SAG-AFTRA), the union has passed a resolution banning the former president from ever applying for readmission, Ellise Shafer reported for Variety.
The decision was made via a Zoom conference on Saturday, citing “his antagonism of the union’s journalist members and disregard for the values and integrity of the union,” according to a statement from SAG-AFTRA announcing the resolution.
“Preventing Donald Trump from ever rejoining SAG-AFTRA is more than a symbolic step,” said SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris.
“It is a resounding statement that threatening or inciting harm against fellow members will not be tolerated. An attack against one is an attack against all.”
SAG-AFTRA first initiated disciplinary action against Trump in mid-January following the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. However, before the union could officially expel him, Trump resigned his membership, saying that the union had “done nothing” for him.
In response, SAG-AFTRA simply said “Thank you.” Trump had been a member of SAG-AFTRA since 1989 and has appeared in film and television productions such as “Home Alone 2,” “The Nanny” and “Sex and the City.”