The US Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) passed a resolution preemptively denying any potential readmission request from former President Donald Trump.
The resolution, adopted in a Zoom videoconference on Saturday by the union’s national council, cites the same concerns that motivated the first disciplinary charges against Trump, “including his antagonism of the union’s journalist members and his disregard for values and the integrity of the union. SAG-AFTRA said in a statement released Sunday.
“Preventing Donald Trump from joining SAG-AFTRA is more than a symbolic step,” SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris said in the statement, quoted by the Xinhua news agency.
“It is a resounding statement that threats or incitement to harm their colleagues will not be tolerated. An attack on one is an attack on all, ”added Carteris.
Trump had been a member of SAG-AFTRA since 1989.
The union represents around 160,000 film and television actors, journalists, artists and other media professionals.
The SAG-AFTRA National Council, in a special session meeting last month, found “probable cause” that Trump had “violated the union constitution” and ordered the case to be heard by the committee. union discipline.
The charges cite the former president’s role in inciting the deadly riots on the United States Capitol on January 6, and his “support for a reckless campaign of disinformation aimed at discrediting and ultimately threatening the safety of journalists. , many of whom are members of SAG-AFTRA ”.
On February 4, Donald Trump announced his resignation from SAG-AFTRA, on the eve of a hearing set by the union’s disciplinary committee.
In a letter to the union, the former leader said he knew the union’s disciplinary committee could revoke his membership, but “whatever”.
Donald Trump’s action immediately prompted a two-word response from the Union: “Thank you”.
Must Read: Super Bowl: Commercial Support for Indian Farmer Protests in Fresno County, Deets Inside!