While staying at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, ex-President Donald Trump is concerning himself with… the SAG-AFTRA union, apparently. The union, whose initials stand for the Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, recently announced that it would be evaluating Trump’s membership in the organization in the wake of the recent deadly rioting at the U.S. Capitol that he helped incite. On Thursday, Trump sent a letter to SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris in which he petulantly announced his resignation from the union.
Addressing union plans to evaluate his membership, Trump wrote, “Who cares!” Trump added that he is “very proud” of his “work” in film productions like Home Alone 2, Zoolander, and his own long-running show, The Apprentice. (To be clear, Trump was in Home Alone 2 very briefly.) Trump petulantly added as follows:
‘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… Your organization has done little for its members, and nothing for me — besides collecting dues and promoting dangerous un-American policies and ideas.’
Check out the full and truly unhinged letter below:
INBOX: Ex-Pres. Trump resigns from @sagaftra union as it prepped disciplinary action against him. Says in letter“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…” pic.twitter.com/GN2cDxryZo
— Ed O'Keefe (@edokeefe) February 4, 2021
Is he really going with the “Hollywood is pushing a liberal agenda” line? Aren’t Republicans tired of complaining about “Hollywood liberals” yet? Also — his idea seems to be that his presence in the spotlight gave media outlets something to cover, but according to no reasonable measurement did Trump somehow personally create “thousands of jobs” at major media networks. He truly talks as though society somehow revolves around him, and he’s still pushing imaginary statements that rely on the “evidence” of what “many people are saying,” apparently.
On Thursday, Trump also rejected a request for him to testify as a part of his second Senate impeachment trial. Trump attorneys Bruce Castor and David Schoen complained that the “use of our Constitution to bring a purported impeachment proceeding is much too serious to try to play these games.” Originally, the House impeached Trump for a second time overall on a charge of incitement of insurrection after the January 6 Capitol rioting that he incited.