Despite his having already resigned from SAG-AFTRA Thursday, the union passed a resolution permanently banning the former President from ever applying for readmission.
The decision was made during a Zoom conference on Sunday, with representatives citing “his antagonism of the union’s journalist members and disregard for the values and integrity of the union.”
SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris said “preventing Donald Trump from ever rejoining SAG-AFTRA is more than a symbolic step.”
“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,” she added.
Trump wrote to Carteris in a letter last week “I write to you today regarding the so-called Disciplinary Committee hearing aimed at revoking my union membership. Who cares!”
He continued “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 Lives, and of course, one of the most successful shows in television history, The Apprentice—to name just a few!”
“Which brings me to your blatant attempt at free media attention to distract from your dismal record as a union,” Trump added. “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?’”