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The Hollywood left has been trying to cancel Donald J. Trump ever since he announced his bid for the presidency. Not content to let him retire from office in peace his union, one of screenland’s most important, had undertaken an effort to expel him, charging him with violating the union’s Constitution.

Mr. Trump responded Thursday with a charge of his own, calling the union “useless” to its members and saying of the expulsion effort, “Who Cares!”


“I write to you today regarding the so-called Disciplinary Committee hearing aimed at revoking my union membership. Who cares!” Trump wrote in a signed letter to union President Gabrielle Carteris — who played Andrea Zuckerman on “Beverly Hills, 90210” for a decade, various news outlets reported. 

A more than 30-year member of SAG-AFTRA, a group whose predecessor organization was once headed by Ronald Reagan, Mr. Trump apparently has little concern his body of work will be affected. 

“While I’m not familiar with your work,” he said in a letter to Carteris, the former president asserted his continuing pride in his “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 Live, and of course, one of the most successful shows in television history, The Apprentice – to name just a few!” 

Mr. Trump then twisted the knife by giving bad reviews to SAG-AFTRA’s “dismal record as a union.”

“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?’” he wrote. “As such, this letter is to inform you of my immediate resignation from SAG-AFTRA. You have done nothing for me.”

In January Carteris said Mr. Trump had “attacked the values that this union holds most sacred – democracy, truth, respect for our fellow Americans of all races and faiths, and the sanctity of the free press” following the conclusion by the union’s national board that he had violated union rules by fomenting a riot on Capitol Hill on January 6, an incident for which he was also impeached for a second time without the benefit of due process.

Some actors, commentators, and film writers have gone so far as to suggest Mr. Trump’s appearance in such films as Home Alone 2 – which amounts to a cameo lasting mere minutes – be edited out of any future showings of movies in which he participated. 

 

Peter Roff is a former U.S. News & World Report contributing editor now affiliated with several Washington, D.C. public policy organizations. He appears regularly as a commentator on the One America News network. Reach him by email at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @PeterRoff.




Peter Roff is affiliated with several Washington, D.C. public policy organizations and is a former U.S. News and World Report contributing editor who appears regularly as a commentator on the One America News network. He can be reached by email at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @PeterRoff.

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Jojodmonkey
Jojodmonkey
1 year ago

Excellent, our great President shouldn’t be associated with those Nazi communist!

Lt. Rob Polans Spec. & Intel Ret.
Lt. Rob Polans Spec. & Intel Ret.
1 year ago

“Democracy, truth?” Don’t piss down my back and tell me it’s raining. Why do you think I haven’t watched movies for 20 years and tv sparingly?

gretta
gretta
1 year ago

The ONLY way to shut these people up is to stop paying their salaries… WE THE PEOPLE make them rich and famous by buying their crap, by buying tickets to their crap, by watching their movies to increase their ratings, by spending our money on everything that they publish and put out there to sell, and by watching every shoe where they appear on as guests… which increases their ratings. We MADE them rich and famous, and MADE them powerful voices for their warped mind sets and their own worship of themselves. WE PAY THEM every time we buy their DVDs, buy the tickets to their movies, buy tickets to their plays, and watch their puke on TV.

We can just as easily turn them off, stop wasting our hard earned money on ALL of their crap. They will get the message…. and even when they get the message, I REFUSE to give not one more cent to them ever again.

They only look down their noses at us as they see us as their peons, as the scum of the earth. They see the people who gave them their riches, wealth, fame and power as the scum of the earth. They have betrayed us, because they think that we do not belong in their million dollar crowd, where WE THE PEOPLE put them. They make themselvers high above us, in their high towers, in their rich mansions where they look down at us, the low life who put them there.

Donna Davies
Donna Davies
1 year ago
Reply to  gretta

I could not agree more, the outrageous salaries they have received all be cause people put them on petistol and thought they were above everyone else. They are a bunch of hypocrites and know about the evil or participate in these heinous crimes against children. I will never go to the movies again or watch any of their stupid award shows.

Ray L Colbaugh
Ray L Colbaugh
1 year ago

Sounds like a boring life

Sheryl Ryan
Sheryl Ryan
1 year ago

Good for you President Trump. Best President in my lifetime, so wise.