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Trump banned from ever rejoining US Screen Actors Guild

745ng | February 8, 2021

Donald Trump has been banned from ever rejoining the Screen Actors Guild—American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

In his resignation letter to the SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris regarding the “so-called Disciplinary Committee hearing aimed at revoking my union membership,” Trump said he “no longer wish to be associated” with the union.

SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris and the national board has now approved a disciplinary hearing against Trump which was held on Saturday February 6.

This resulted in Trump being barred from rejoining the union because of the way he treated members of SAG-AFTRA during his presidency and “his antagonism of the union’s journalist members and disregard for the values and integrity of the union”.

The statement read;

“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.”

In January, Carteris and National Executive Director David White filed disciplinary charges against Trump, alleging that he incited the attack on the U.S. Capitol, and sustained a “reckless campaign of misinformation aimed at discrediting and ultimately threatening the safety of journalists, many of whom are SAG-AFTRA members,” according to the official release.

The requested penalty was expulsion from the union, which represents over 160,000 actors, writers, singers, broadcast journalists, and other media professionals. But the day before the scheduled Feb. 5 hearing to review evidence on the charges, Trump resigned.

With the new ban, Trump won’t be able to do any legit TV or movie appearances in the future, at least none that are SAG sanctioned. He will also not enjoy SAG benefits like voting on employment and government structure of the union or other unique privileges such as movie screeners during award season and more.

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